Call to Action

The Women’s Collaborative for Colorado seeks to support the renewed interest from the community to become more involved in causes and organizations that support women and families. The organizations below encourage you to reach out and find out how you can be part of the solution.

American Association of University Women Colorado – AAUW Colorado

Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls.

Focus Areas: Advocacy, Education, Philanthropy and Research.

How to Become Involved: Attend Programs and Meetings; See Calendar for details. Check out the AAUW Action Network.

Contact: Amy Blackwell, President, AAUW Colorado

Athena Project

Mission: Our mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver Community through developing and showcasing women and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process.

Focus Areas: Women’s Rights, Local Arts and Culture, Representation and Diversity

How to Become Involved: Volunteer and Programs

Contact: Angela Astie, Executive Producer, Athena Project

Colorado Women’s Alliance

Mission: Supports research, education and advocacy in areas of concern to women voters.

Contact: Debbie Brown, Executive Director, Colorado Women’s Alliance

League of Women Voters (LWV)

Mission: The League is a political organization that gives a voice to all Americans, at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates pr political parties at any level of government.

Focus Areas: Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all citizens. The League protects the rights of ALL eligible voters, defends the environment and works to improve government.

How to Become Involved: Volunteer by registering voters, advocate and learn about key issues with the League. Join a Local League to make a difference within your community. Voter education and advocacy events are held year-round throughout the state, The Speakers Bureau provides knowledgeable LWV members to speak to your organization or group on key issues and election information. Our volunteer Legislative Action Committee (LAC) supports or opposes Colorado legislation based on League positions. Subscribe to the Legislative Action Report, sign up for Action Alerts and learn how to lobby and more.

Contact: Julie Leonard, Executive Director, League of Women Voters, 303-863-0437

9to5 Colorado

Mission: Build a movement to achieve economic justice, by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions.

Focus Areas: Economic justice, equal opportunity, family supportive workplaces, affordable housing, transit justice and voter engagement.

How to Become Involved: Volunteer and make calls to legislators, help with office work, petition collection, make turnout calls to events, register people to vote and more. Also, grassroots organizing, leadership training, legislative advocacy, Fight for gender, racial and economic justice by advocating for better policies in the workplace and human dignity.

Contact: Bridget Kaminetsky, Senior Colorado Organizer, 9to5 Colorado, 303-628-0925

Women’s Bean Project

Mission: To change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.

Focus Areas: Through transitional employment, we teach the job readiness and life skills needed to get and keep employment to women who are chronically unemployed or impoverished.

How to Become Involved: There are many volunteer opportunities available, including helping with program activities.

Contact: Luanne Hill, Development Manager, Women’s Bean Project

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)

Mission: SPAN is a human rights organization, committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through support, advocacy and community organization.

Focus Areas: SPAN is the domestic violence prevention and intervention nonprofit serving Boulder and Broomfield counties. Services include emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy and transitional services.

How to Become Involved: Through volunteering and advocacy.

Contact: Aparna Harris