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BPW Colorado's Advocacy Platform 2018-2019


For a PDF copy of the Advocacy Document, click here: BPW CO Advocacy Platform 2019


Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Colorado

ADVOCACY PLATFORM 2019-2020


BPW will employ education, advocacy, monitoring, and tracking strategies to meet the following priorities:

The Alice Paul Equal Rights Amendment shall stand first and foremost above all other items of the advocacy platform until Equal Rights have been guaranteed in the United States Constitution – i.e.  “Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

 

Economic Equity and Justice

  • Access to pay equity and retirement equity
  • Access to education, training and promotional opportunities
  • Access to equal opportunities in the workplace and corporate boards
  • Access to women business enterprise procurement process
  • Access to quality, affordable dependent care (child, elderly or disabled)
  • Access to funding and capital for entrepreneurial activity •
  • Access to affordable and attainable housing

 

Health Equity and Justice

  • Access to affordable care
  • Reproductive choice
  • Paid sick leave
  • Family and medical leave
  • Equal research funding for women’s and girl’s health issues
  • Health education funding for women’s and girl’s health issues
  • Health education funding for women and girls
  • Prevention of pregnancy and infant care discrimination in the workplace (reasonable accommodations for breast feeding/breast pumping and pregnancy related conditions)
  • Ensure workplace safety
  • Expansion of mental health coverage and services

 

Human Rights – recognition that women’s rights are human rights

  • Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • Passage of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • Eradicate domestic violence and the electronic and physical stalking, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and discrimination
  • Oppose human trafficking, sexual exploitation and slavery
  • Equal education opportunity, including adequate funding of public education, preschool through postsecondary
  • Support equal rights for LGBTQ+ persons
  • Support equal treatment of and end discrimination against minority women
  • Support policies and practices that promote environmental sustainability
  • Support the endeavors of and improve conditions for military-affiliated women

 

The BPW Colorado Legislative Committee is authorized to take positions on bills and advocate on the basis of those positions, utilizing the Advocacy Platform to determine our positions.