Policy and Advocacy
The Rocky Mountain Partnership works to identify opportunities to develop and/or shift policy and funding to positively impact economic and social mobility in the region. The group who oversees this work is called the Policy & Legislative Advisory Network (PLAN). This group works to inform a collective set of policy priorities, understand the impacts of existing legislation, monitor emerging policies and legislation, and lift opportunities for proactive policymaking. Learn more about the PLAN HERE.
2021 Initial Policy Priorities
RMP has adopted an initial set policy priorities as a starting point for the Partnership’s work toward its first shared target. The Partnership is working to advance these priorities not only in the state legislature but at the local and institutional level as well (See Below).
The policy priorities fall in three main areas, including:
- Increasing Credentialing Opportunities
- Supporting Businesses to Expand Credentialing Opportunities
- Supporting and Expanding Online Credentialing and Location-Neutral Jobs
These policy priorities have been endorsed by the following network partners:
Learn more about these policy priorities by clicking the buttons below!Policy One-Pager 2021 Policy Priorities Overview
How were these priorities identified? Where does your work fit in? Get your answers to these questions and more by checking out our Policy and Advocacy FAQ Document.
Monitoring State Level Policies and Taking Action
The policy and advocacy work has kicked into high gear since adopting the first formal set of policy priorities. The Policy and Legislative Advisory Network is currently:
- Meeting with state legislators from this region about the network’s policy and legislative priorities and action around identified opportunities
- Monitoring the state legislative session and identify opportunities for action
Through this, the network has officially endorsed support for the following state legislation:
- HB21-1117: Local Government Authority Promote Affordable Housing Units
- HB21-1134: Report Tenant Rent Payment Information to Credit Agencies
- HB21-1222: Regulation of Family Child Care Homes
- HB21-1258: Rapid Mental Health Response For Colorado Youth
- HB21-1294: K-12 Education Accountability Systems Performance Audit
- HB21-1330: Higher Education Student Success
- SB21-027: Emergency Supplies For Colorado Babies and Families
- SB21- 148: Creation of Financial Empowerment Office
- SB21-232: Displaced Workers Grant
Check out all of the legislation the network is keeping an eye on through the Bill Tracker and Weekly Policy and Legislative Updates by clicking the buttons below.Bill Tracker Policy and Legislative Updates
If the network is supporting a policy priority or legislation, does that mean my organization also has to support it?
Nope! Organizations within the network will always be given the opportunity to opt-out of being listed as a supporter for a policy priority or legislation. Organizations who choose to express their support will be listed as a supporter on any communication materials that may be seen by the public or policymakers, such as the network’s website, social media, overview documents, etc. Organizations who choose not to express support will not be listed on any communication materials for the specific policy priority or legislation.
See other frequently asked questions about Policy and Advocacy in our Policy and Advocacy FAQ Document.
Local and Organizational Policy Action
The network is beginning to take local and organizational action to:
|Implement equitable hiring practices across the region through:||Implement and understand the impact of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act through:|
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