Lobby Days 2024

Lobby days are like an open invitation for citizens to step into the world of policymaking and have their voices heard. Imagine this: a day where you’re not just a passive observer of the political process but an active participant, shaping the decisions that affect your community, your rights, and your future.

Here’s the scoop: lobby days are events where groups of people come together to meet with lawmakers and advocate for specific policies or issues. It’s a chance for ordinary folks like you and me to sit down face-to-face with the decision-makers and share our concerns, stories, and perspectives.

Now, why should you get involved? Well, first off, it’s a direct line to democracy in action. Instead of feeling like your voice gets lost in the political noise, lobby days give you a platform to make a real impact. Plus, it’s empowering! There’s something incredibly empowering about realizing that your voice matters and can make a difference.

But wait, there’s more! Lobby days also provide an opportunity to learn. You get to dive deep into the issues, understand the legislative process, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion. It’s a crash course in civics with a side of activism.

And let’s not forget the ripple effect. You inspire others to do the same when you show up and speak out. It’s like throwing a pebble into a pond—the waves of change may start small, but they can grow into something powerful and transformative.

So, why should you engage in a lobby day? Because your voice deserves to be heard, because democracy works best when everyone participates, and because together, we can create a future that reflects our values and aspirations. Each organization’s lobby day focuses on specific areas of interest so you can engage in the most important conversation! 

Lobby Days are fun, facts, and facilitated conversations on topics that matter! 

Ready to make a difference? WIS does not host a Lobby Day. Instead, we encourage our community to engage in a coordinated effort led by our partner organizations. Let’s lobby for change by joining one or more of these organization’s Lobby Days below. 

UPCOMING COLORADO LOBBY DAYS 2024

Together Colorado 
February 16 • 8a – 12p 
Together Colorado is working in partnership with Colorado Jewish Climate Action and Jewish Youth Climate Movement to bring people of faith and congregations together from across the state. Whether you are new to climate justice work, or a seasoned veteran, all are welcome!

More information and RSVP here. 

One Colorado (LGBTQ+ Lobby Day)
February 26 • 8a – 2p 
One way we can shape the future of equality in Colorado is by making sure our elected representatives hear from us, so mark your calendar and sign up to join us! Don’t worry if it’s your first time at Lobby Day, we’ll train you, feed you, and provide you with all the information you’ll need to feel comfortable.

More information and RSVP here. 

Eco-Cycle / Recycle Colorado 

February 27 • 7:30a – 6pm (option to choose sessions) 
Lobby Day is a time to meet legislators and make your voice heard at the capitol when it comes to waste reduction & diversion. Plus, it is fun! We provide you with all the information and training you need to meet with legislators that day. We will put everyone in small groups and each group will have an experienced leader.

More info and RSVP here. 

350 Colorado 
March 1 • 8a – 12p 
Join climate activists from across the state for our 9th annual Climate Lobby Day, co-hosted by multiple Colorado organizations! Whether you’re lobbying for the first time or are a seasoned volunteer lobbyist, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the ropes with friends and allies.

More info and RSVP here. 

Are you hosting a lobby day in 2024 and focus on climate, environment, and/or sustainability?

Let us know and we’ll include it in our list! Email becky@womeninsustainability.org with date, time, and link to RSVP!