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    Meet Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association's Legislative Team

    Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs offers extensive experience and valuable relationships in Colorado state legislative affairs. Our lobbyists are at the Capitol all day, every day the legislature is in session, continuing to build sound partnerships and extensive knowledge of the legislative process. We take great pride in our integrity, accountability, and professionalism in representing our clients. We enjoy an excellent reputation at the Capitol with legislators, fellow lobbyists, the executive branch, and legislative staff because of our honesty, integrity, strong work ethic, and professionalism.

     

    Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs is a full-service government relations firm located in Denver, Colorado. We provide professional government relations in a variety of areas including education, housing, human services, local government, agriculture, economic development, insurance, and more. We offer a wide range of services to our clients including:
     
    ◆ Lobbying
    ◆ Ballot Initiatives
    ◆ Strategic Planning
    ◆ Coalition Building 
    ◆ Regulatory agency relations
    ◆ Monitoring & reporting
    ◆ Statutory research & drafting
    ◆ PAC organization & research

     

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    Meet our Representative

     Jennifer is a partner with the government relations firm Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs (BCPA) where she advocates on behalf of economic development, insurance, education, local government, and agriculture interests to   the Colorado General Assembly. Jennifer co-founded BCPA after working as a lobbyist for Tomlinson & Associates, and as the legislative liaison for Governor Hickenlooper’s Office of Economic Development and International   Trade. She was also part of the Governor’s Legislative Policy staff. Jennifer has worked as a legislative aide, campaign manager, and research associate in Washington D.C., Colorado, and Kansas. In addition, Jennifer is an   adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College and teaches courses in political science, American government, and international relations.

     Jennifer was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the   University of Denver. Jennifer is an avid golfer, skier, and KU and IU basketball fan.

     


    Colorado Coalition Action Alert

    SPEAK UP NOW TO HELP STOP SB 189!

    Click for here more facts about SB 189

    SB 189 (Local Government Pesticide No Preemption) would disrupt Colorado's statewide regulation of pesticides, leading to a haphazard patchwork of hyper-local rules that could negatively impact public health and safety, agricultural food production, green spaces, and businesses. 

    Take just a few minutes now to speak up and ask our elected officials to vote NO on SB 189. See below for two minute and five minute action alert options.

    Two Minute Email Action Alert

    Please copy and paste the following email addresses into the "To" field:

    [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]

    Copy and paste this into the "Subject" line of your email:

    Vote NO on SB 189 - Colorado is Stronger Together!

    Please copy and paste the following into the body of your email. Feel free to add to and/or modify the text below as you would like -- this is all just a suggestion.

    Email copy:

    As a fellow Coloradan, I am asking you to VOTE NO on SB 189 - a bill that would break Colorado's state law into inconsistent city and county policies. This change will jeopardize public health, threaten agriculture production due to invasive weeds from nearby land, and hurt businesses who rely on consistent pesticide safety rules. We cannot afford to take risks right now.

    Thoughtful, strategic applications are used to control pests and invasive species like bed bugs, mosquitos, noxious weeds, and diseases like Hantavirus. These types of issues are not limited to one zip code or county - if anything, they impact the most vulnerable communities. All Colorado citizens deserve the benefit of well-considered, evidence-based policies to guide the use of the pesticides that protect their homes, schools, hospitals, restaurants, breweries, grocery stores, and green spaces.

    For decades Colorado has regulated these products at the state level and invested in expert staff to serve as authorities for safe application. The overwhelming majority of states have passed pesticide preemption laws to ensure that pesticide regulation stays at the state level. SB 189 moves Colorado in the wrong direction.

    I believe in ensuring the health and safety of all Coloradans, not just those in tax brackets who can afford alternative methods of pest control. I believe in protecting the viability of our agriculture land and protecting our farmers from noxious weed infestations. I believe in ensuring that the maintenance of our homes, restaurants, and green spaces is guided by science-based policy enacted in a consistent way.

    Protect Colorado’s important pesticide uniformity laws. Please vote NO on SB 189.

    Five Minute Action Alert

    You can give each of the five members of the Senate Agriculture committee a quick call to ask them to vote NO on SB 189. You will be either speaking to an aide or leaving a message on their voicemail. You do not need to have a list of talking points ready or be prepared for a long back-and-forth. The important things to convey are that you are a Colorado voter and you want them to vote NO.

    Please call:

    Senator Kerry Donovan: 303-866-4871

    Senator Jessie Danielson: 303-866-4856

    Senator Robert Rodriguez: 303-866-4852

    Senator Jerry Sonnenberg: 303-866-6360

    Senator Don Coram: 303-866-4884

    Below is a suggested phone call script, but again feel free to edit however you'd like:

    Phone script:

    Caller: As a Colorado voter, I am asking you to VOTE AGAINST SB 189 - a bill that would break Colorado's state law into inconsistent local policies. I believe this bill will risk public health and the viability of our agriculture land and open spaces. Please tell ________ to vote NO on SB 189 and protect our state’s safe pesticide laws.

    Thank you for speaking up for common-sense pesticide policy in Colorado!