ADVOCATE – Legislative Issues

Becoming an advocate is one of the most important actions you can take to secure the future of CTE!  Connect with your elected officials at all levels – local, state and national.  Invite these officials to visit your program and see the students in action – that is what can sell them on the value of today’s CTE.

CACTE’s Legislative Specialist from Strategies 360

Tonette Salazar
Tonette Salazar,


ACTE has great advocacy resources available on their website! These can be used or adapted for advocacy at any level – local, state or national. Explore what’s here for your use! This is a screen shot of what the page looks like on the ACTE website.

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Special thanks to Robert Van Dyke, CACTE Past President, for compiling this information! One of the most effective advocacy tools CACTE has is you! Becoming an advocate is one of the most important actions you can take to secure the future of CTE. Take advantage of these super cool videos developed by CCCS for us …


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CTE Showcase for Legislators – Virtual in 2021

Each year during CTE Month (February), CACTE sponsors a CTE Showcase for Legislators to learn more about Career & Technical Education programs in Colorado. While typically held at the State Capitol in downtown Denver, in 2021 the Showcase is virtual – no surprise! The great thing about the 2021 Showcase being virtual? EVERYONE can easily …

Previous Legislative Sessions

2020 Legislative Session 2020 CACTE Legislative Priorities 1/22/2020 CACTE Bill Report 2/5/2020 Tonette’s Legislative Update for CACTA Conference 2/5/2020 CACTE Bill Report 3/1/2020 CACTE Bill Report 3/16/2020 CACTE Bill Report mid March 2020 – COVID-19, the coronavirus, struck, creating havoc in all areas of life! 4/1/20 (no fooling’), the CO Supreme Court ruled that the …