Public Policy

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Core Criteria

The SCWCC advocates for women in business and aims to maintain a strong relationship with elected officials, regardless of political affiliation.

The SCWCC considers public officials as our partners; we must be non-partisan and aim to avoid advocating for or endorsing individual candidates.

The SCWCC believes that what is good for Colorado businesses – including the growth of jobs and economic expansion within the local economy – is positive for the women leaders established and emerging within it.

The SCWCC will consider the best interests of its membership when determining public policy positions.

The SCWCC has particular interests relating to issues affecting its partners across the Front Range of Colorado. The five guiding principles/pillars when considering a Women’s Chamber position on an issue shall be its impact on:

> Business (impacts to employers, regulation requirements, etc.)
> Jobs (burdens vs. opportunities for employers, job growth, key industries, etc.)
> Economy (broad competitive appeal of the Colorado marketplace)
> Business Climate (safety, crime, cost of living, health, education, etc.)
> Women (issues specific to women in business and the members of the SCWCC)

Issues that touch upon multiple core criteria shall have increased importance for our organization. The level of action recommended shall be in proportion to the number of criteria the issue touches.