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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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 to use! Filmed in COLORADO, featuring COLORADO CTE PROGRAMS, the videos have Spanish …


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CTE Showcase for Legislators – Virtual in 2022

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 2022 the Showcase is virtual, which means advocating for CTE all month-long! The great thing about the 2022 Showcase being …

Previous Legislative Sessions

2021 Legislative Session 2021 CACTE Legislative Priorities 2/24/2021 CACTE Bill Report 3/24/2021 CACTE Bill Report 4/7/2021 CACTE Bill Report 4/22/2021 CACTE Bill Report 5/6/21 CACTE Bill Report 5/19/21 CACTE Bill Report 6/2/21 CACTE Bill Report 2021 Session ended 6/8/2021 6/13/21 CACTE Bill Report 2021 Legislative Session Final Report 2021-7-21 Tonette’s Legislative Update for CACTE Summit …