This lunch and learn is designed to give an overview of policy making at the state legislative level and will teach the basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers. The programming will be complementary to the CWCC Day at the Capitol event on January 31, 2018. Lunch will be provided.
1 – UNDERSTANDING THE LEGISLATION PROCESS: How are laws made, how can citizens track laws, how can citizens testify on bills that affect them?
2 – YOUR ROLE: GRASSROOTS INVOLVEMENT: Tips for grassroots involvement and advocacy, finding your elected leaders and how to contact them, organizations, townhalls, political parties, running for office.
This event is brought to you by the CWCC Public Affairs Committee. The mission of the CWCC Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is to support a Colorado economic environment that welcomes business interests to Colorado and supports their ability to grow and thrive. A thriving business community helps women-owned businesses and women within all businesses, large and small.
Hosted by: Xcel Energy
Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.
Sandra Hagen Solin, Founder and President & CEO, Capitol Solutions
Sandra Hagen Solin is the founder and head of Capitol Solutions, a premier government affairs and lobbying firm representing business clients at the local, state, and federal level. Sandra established Capitol Solutions in 1992 and quickly built a successful firm solving complex public affairs challenges local, state and federal level for exceptional clients made up of Colorado's leading corporate clients, Fortune 500 companies and trade associations.
Sandra has distinguished herself and her firm as leader in the areas of business, land use, development, infrastructure, public finance, banking, technology, transportation, energy, taxation, tourism and economic development.
Known as one of Colorado’s top legislative, media and political strategists, Sandra serves as the GOP Political Analyst for Denver News Station FOX31/KDVR. She has built a successful bi-partisan full-spectrum firm and an 85% success rate. Capitol Solutions is the first and only lobbying firm in Colorado to incorporate a values-based communications practice into their lobbying efforts. Click here to read more about Sandra.
Katelyn Roberts, COO, EIS Solutions Inc.
Kate Roberts has worked as a strategist and operations specialist for a slew of corporate and political clients, including presidential campaigns and Super PACs, the office of a United States Senator, and on the for-profit side for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Roberts managed the day-to-day operations of the successful Raise the Bar constitutional amendment campaign in Colorado.
Starting as a Project Manager in 2011 and working her way to an officer of the company as COO, her client focus is on advocacy, community relations activities and communications, particularly for the energy industry.
Professionally, Roberts is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and in 2013 received a Silver Anvil Award from the Houston PRSA Chapter for a case study as part of her community relations work with a Global 500 energy company. She is also a graduate of the Impact Denver program run by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and is a member of the Colorado Women’s Foundation Empowerment Council. Click here to read more about Katelyn.