Advocacy

 
Since 2012, CCIA has had an active, engaged and successful full-time lobbying presence at our state capitol. CCIA advocates for policies to grow and support Colorado’s cleantech cluster. We are active at the local, state and federal level to ensure cleantech has a strong voice in a variety of policy venues.

Policy Committee

The CCIA Public Policy Committee is open to all CCIA members and meets weekly during the State Legislative session (January to May) and every two months in the off-session to analyze, debate and consider supporting or opposing state and federal legislation impacting the cleantech business community. If you are a member of CCIA and would like to participate in the Public Policy Committee, please contact Chris Votoupal with your interest.
Chris Votoupal
Chris Votoupal
Votoupal Government Affairs

Our Legislative Reviews cover bills CCIA has supported, monitored, and opposed. Their categories, descriptions, and outcomes are highlighted along with some updates from Votoupal Government Affairs and Colorado innovators.

2020 Legislative Session Overview

The 2020 Colorado Legislative Session has ended. Due to safety precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the second legislative session adjourned June 15, 2020. To learn more about this year’s legislative session visit https://leg.colorado.gov/.

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Past Highlights

CCIA’s lobbying presence has helped to promote and expand Colorado’s robust cleantech industry.

Colorado Cleantech PAC

The Colorado Cleantech PAC is a registered state political committee established to fund-raise, endorse and make contributions to elect state-level candidates to improve the environment for business and innovation in Colorado’s cleantech sector. The bi-partisan Colorado Cleantech PAC is affiliated with CCIA but is a separately funded and registered entity.
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CCIA is one of the founding partners of the Advanced Energy Economy. Through AEE’s state partner network, the organization works to create a better business climate for the advanced energy sector nationwide. The coalition currently consists of 15 partners representing 26 states. AEE and its partners work together to leverage success at the state and regional level for impact on the national stage through outreach, policy efforts, communications and media.
CCIA acts as an extra set of eyes and ears in the Colorado Capitol, helping companies of all sizes monitor and lobby for legislative action that benefits our sector, and in turn the people of Colorado. CCIA’s legislative policy support is making a big difference for clean technology here in Colorado.
Bonnie Trowbridge

VP, Marketing & Communications, Lightning Hybrids

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