The Executive Committee has identified Immigration, Education, and Affordable Housing as CHBA’s public policy priorities for 2017. The Public Policy Committee has focused its efforts on these priorities.
To date, we have drafted the following letters to State House and Senate Committees:
The Committee has also collaborated with other organizations on public policy and advocacy efforts concerning the Hispanic community. For example, we have met with representatives from the Asian Pacific Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado LGBT Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Sam Cary Bar Association, and South Asian Bar Association to discuss ways to collaborate on public policy and advocacy efforts. We also co-authored a letter with several Colorado bar associations, including those previously listed, to Colorado’s congressional representatives concerning cuts to Legal Services Corporation funding.
Following the conclusion of the General Assembly’s 2017 session, we have shifted our focus to tracking matters before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. In the event that an issue pertains to Immigration, Education, or Affordable Housing, CHBA will petition to join the matter as amicus curiae. We ask that all CHBA members contact the Martina Hinojosa with any information that may assist with these efforts.