Join the Raise Colorado Coalition on Dec. 9 to boost your advocacy skills!

Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: November 15, 2019

On Monday, December 9, the Raise Colorado Coalition is hosting its 2019 Advocacy Training for new, emerging, and experienced advocates who want to learn more about the policymaking process and navigating the line between lobbying and advocacy. In the morning, we’ll share how an idea evolves into a bill and then a law and share best practices for engaging in the process. Over lunch, we’ll hear from a panel of legislators about the importance of community engagement in policymaking. Then, the afternoon session features Cara Lawrence, Esq. of Tierney Lawrence LLC explaining the difference between lobbying and advocacy and how to avoid crossing the line into lobbying when necessary.  Feel free to attend the morning *and* afternoon sessions or just attend the portion of the day that feels most relevant to you. More information and registration at bit.ly/RCadvocacy.

Jacy Montoya Price

About Jacy Montoya Price

Jacy serves as the Community Groups Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she plans and implements our annual Speak Up for Kids day at the capitol and manages our social media sites. Jacy previously served as the executive director and co-founder of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies through leadership development, organizing, and advocacy to create opportunity and achieve reproductive justice. Trained as an urban planner, Jacy has also worked in local government, creating policies and programs to foster more sustainable communities that are accessible for all residents. A Colorado native, Jacy lives in northwest Denver with her husband, two children and their two cats.