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
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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 President-Elect, for compiling this information! And thanks to CACTE Division Presidents Lawson Miller and Kim Reiser for creating the viral campaign lesson plan for use in your classrooms and workplaces! CACTE members at ACTE’s National Policy Seminar – advocacy in action! One of the most effective advocacy tools …


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 4/1/20 (no fooling’), the CO Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature can continue the 2020 Session beyond the scheduled May 6 end date. The date …

Previous Legislative Sessions

2019 Legislative Session 2019 CACTE Legislative Priorities 2019 Legislative Session Digest (Overview) 2019 CACTE Legislative Final Bill Report 2019-4-30.CACTE.Bill.Update 2019-4-17.CACTE.Bill.Update 2019-2-20.CACTE.bill.update CACTE MEMBERS MAKING NEWS! Tuesday, January 15, 2019 was a big day for CTE in the news and at the Capitol! CACTE member Eric Ward testified in support of HB 19-1008 before …