Welcome! 

Creating Opportunity for Colorado , a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, is a public education campaign to provide information on the economic decisions that impact everyday Coloradans’ lives. This effort hopes to spark conversations statewide about policies that shape Colorado’s economy.

Every legislative session, lawmakers pass laws that impact our state economy but often those conversations do not extend to communities around the state. Because it is critical for Coloradans to understand the successes and failures of those policies, we will follow the economic debates from the statehouse to our communities to provide information and awareness about legislation and how it impacts their lives.  

Here you will learn where our elected officials stand and what you can do to get involved. Have a question or just want to start a conversation? Email us at info@creatingopportunityforcolorado.org - we'd love to hear from you. If you're with the media, us at press@creatingopportunityforcolorado.com or 720-296-9545 would love to help you.

 

 

And here was our August 28, 2015 launch announcement press release:

Economic public policy education campaign launches

Creating Opportunity for Colorado will focus on issues of economic fairness

DENVER – Creating Opportunity for Colorado, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, is launching a public education campaign to provide information on the economic decisions that impact everyday Coloradans’ lives. This effort hopes to spark conversations statewide about policies that shape Colorado’s economy.

“We think this information can inform the public debate about economic policy,” said Mary Lou Makepeace, a Creating Opportunity Colorado member. “We hope we can raise awareness of how lawmakers directly affect the pocketbooks of everyday Coloradans when they pass bills at the Capitol.”

Every legislative session, lawmakers pass laws that impact our state economy but often those conversations do not extend to communities around the state. Because it is critical for Coloradans to understand the successes and failures of those policies, Creating Opportunity for Colorado will follow the economic debates from the statehouse to our communities to provide information and awareness about legislation and how it impacts their lives.  

“As the state’s economy rebounded, not everyone has shared equally in the success of the recovery,” said John Fleck, a member of Creating Opportunity for Colorado. “Colorado families are still struggling to find the right job, pay for education without years of debt and make sure they are paid fairly for their work so we need public policy that focuses on solutions.”

The first issues highlighted on the Creating Opportunity for Colorado website are important ones for working families trying to get ahead: same pay for same work, liveable wage and a quality education system.

Creating Opportunity for Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides information to Coloradans about economic issues that affect them and how elected decision-makers stand on those issues.

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