Today, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bethany Pray provided testimony for Senate Bill 24-093, Continuity of Health-Care Coverage Change. CCLP is in support of SB24-093.
CCLP Policy Fellow, Milena Castañeda testified at the Medical Services Board meeting regarding emergency rules for the NEMT.
Chaer Robert provided testimony against House Bill 24-1065, Reduction of State Income Taxes. CCLP is in opposition of HB24-1065.
25th anniversary recap
On August 10, 2023, CCLP celebrated our 25th anniversary, bringing friends new and old to the Carriage House at the Governor’s Residence.
Last month, Colorado Center on Law and Policy celebrated 25 years as an organization. Hosting our anniversary event at the Boettcher Mansion Carriage House, CCLP gathered current and former colleagues, board members, legislators, and friends to commemorate the occasion. Organic Roots catered tasty appetizers and refreshments for our guests, and we enjoyed the summertime evening weather, enjoying one another’s company.
A brief program included remarks from Beatriz Bonnet, CCLP’s Chair of the board of directors, sharing some of the successes we’ve achieved over the years (you can learn more about many of these wins on our history page linked below.) Ms. Bonnet pointed out that long-time CCLP supporter and board member, Jon Asher, has been along for the ride the entire time.
Mr. Asher, retiring this year, was then invited to the podium to share a few words reflecting on his time with CCLP. As former executive director of Colorado Legal Services, Asher has been a pioneer for economic justice across the state. CCLP has benefited from his knowledge in countless ways through his years of experience as a legal advocate in Colorado. We want to give Jon our many thanks and well wishes as he moves on from CCLP.
Following Asher’s remarks, Dontae Latson, current Vice Chair of CCLP’s Board of Directors, stepped up to introduce CCLP’s new Executive Director, Lydia McCoy. Ms. McCoy shared her excitement at being a part of CCLP, observing all there is to learn in her new role as the leader of this organization. She gave a warm thank you to senior legal director, Bethany Pray, who served in the interim executive director role since October of last year. Ms. McCoy also spoke to the progress staff has made just in the short amount of time since she started her tenure as executive director. As the event program wrapped, Ms. McCoy thanked the attendees for all of their continuing efforts in anti-poverty work across the state.
We want to thank everyone who registered and attended the event. We had such a wonderful time with each and every one of you. Without YOU we would not be where we are today. Thank you for your continued support for the last 25 years, and for the years to come in the fight against poverty.