Voces Unidas Action Fund works directly with local, state and federal policymakers to ensure that current and future policies address our needs and wants as a community.
Three local lawmakers received top marks
Representatives Elizabeth Velasco and Meghan Lukens both earned an A+ for voting with us 100% of the time on the possible 21 votes we tracked for them in the House this session.
Our third top-grade earner is Speaker Julie McCluskie, who also received a solid A for voting with us 20 times out of the possible 21 votes we tracked for her in the House this session. Speaker McCluskie also gets special kudos for her leadership and support as our priorities moved successfully through the House.
Rep. Velasco earns "Local Legislative Champion" designation in 2023
Congratulations to Rep. Velasco for earning the 2023 Local Legislative Champion designation for voting with us 100% of the time and partnering with Voces Unidas on 3 priority bills – Mobile Home Park Water Quality (HB23-1257), Inclusive Language In Emergency Situations (HB23-1237), and Repeal Prohibition Local Residential Rent Control (HB23-1115).
The Local Legislative Champion designation is reserved for a central-mountain lawmaker who is 100% aligned with our values and goes above and beyond to champion our legislative agenda in any given legislative session.
Rep. Boesenecker earns new "Community Ally" designation in 2023
Congratulations to Representative Andrew Boesenecker for earning our brand new Community Ally designation in 2023. While he doesn't represent the central-mountain communities, Rep. Boesenecker distinguished himself this year by voting with us 100% of the time and partnering with Voces Unidas on one of our priority bills -- Mobile Home Park Water Quality (HB23-1257).
The Community Ally designation is reserved for a lawmaker outside of the central-mountain region who is 100% aligned with our values and goes above and beyond to champion our legislative agenda in any given legislative session.
The Colorado Latino Policy Agenda is an annual, nonpartisan report designed to provide insight for elected officials, community leaders, media, and others interested in the demographic makeup and views of Latinos in Colorado on pressing policy, political, and other relevant issues.
The Colorado Latino Exit Poll is nonpartisan and is conducted every two years on Election Day to capture Latino voter trends, preferences and values.
Voces Unidas de las Montañas and Voces Unidas Action Fund in partnership with Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and COLOR Action Fund commission the research and publish the data.
Our contract lobbyist
Voces Unidas is represented at the capitol by Seigel Long Public Affairs. You can contact Melissa Ordelheide and Mayra Valdez to know our positions on bills.