Welcome and Introductions
Recap of Purpose and Role of Policy Team
Update on Single Subject Filings and Capitol Activity
Report out from Section 8 work group
Review Policy Options
- Formula Fix
Public Option Feedback Tool
Colorado is truly a western state — complete with a spirit of innovation and independence. True to this model, Colorado is a ballot initiative state. This essentially means that not only do eligible voters elect representatives to make policy decisions, they also sometimes directly vote on public policy.
This direct democracy component of Colorado’s civic structure is unique, and voters and potential voters need to know the important decision-making role they play in building and maintaining thriving communities. The power of direct democracy is undermined if not all voters participate. This is where Count Me In! comes in.
Count Me In! is a robust civic engagement effort that reaches into communities across the state through trusted community members to educate voters and potential voters on the issues they will see on their ballots. Count Me In is a collaborative effort among non profit groups who focus on equity, economic justice, and public finance. The primary focus will be to encourage voting the whole ballot, all the way to the bottom!
Count Me In! empowers voters by giving them the confidence to fully participate in the election by voting on every ballot measure.
Join us! Visit our website to learn about events, and let us know if you'd like to host your own. http://countmeincolorado.com/
Via Julie Reiskin (Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition):
Talking points about out #Vote4Medicaid public education project. You can sign up
Timeline for this project
1) Gather pledges https://goo.gl/forms/Fc8vED5hGcDWK4JW2 we have already started and want to keep gathering all summer and fall.
2) Message testing --we just got notified of funding yesterday and will kick off with BBC research next week to test messages to explain that what people supported in polling (what Medicaid does at least for the disabled) is actually Medicaid -not Medicare. This will happen July and August.
3) Simultaneously but not finalized until we get input from message testing Michele Ames will develop more messaging, social media tools, etc., for all coalition partners to use. We are asking coalition partners to use the social media and messages and at least once get a message (approved by nonprofit experts) to their constituents about Medicaid and voting.
4) Hopefully, in September a candidate forum about health care will happen.
5) September and October heavy use of Social media, press event to expose the polling
6) November/December figure out next steps