CASB Advocacy TeamJane Urschel, Deputy Executive Director
Michelle Murphy, Director of Member Legal Resources
Nancy McKendry, Executive Assistant, Advocacy & Grant Initiatives
CASB is the school board members’ voice at the local and national level, presenting their agenda to policy makers and other groups.
Using feedback from the CASB membership, the CASB Board of Directors develops legislative priorities each year. The CASB Advocacy Team uses those priorities in a variety of ways – testimony, phone calls, one-on-one conversations with legislators – all in an effort to ensure state lawmakers know what school board members think and to consider those ideas while making new laws.
The CASB Advocacy Team is also instrumental in keeping members informed about what is happening at the state capitol and providing insights on how board members themselves can be active in the legislative process.
The CASB Advocacy Team works with the Colorado Federal Relations Network to ensure lawmakers in Washington, D.C. also consider how their decisions impact education at the local level.
Keeping Members InformedInformation on CASB's legislative action is distributed through:
- Periodic Legislative Updates and Alerts
- BillBoard, CASB's Legislative newsletter
- Twitter at twitter.com/CASBCapTweets
- CASB Bill Tracker (powered by Colorado Capitol Watch)