Through strong outreach and advocacy, the Bell Policy Center is committed to building relationships and creating change across Colorado. Here, you’ll learn about upcoming events and actions taken by our team, our partners, and our coalitions. To learn more about the Bell’s current advocacy efforts, please contact Director of Outreach Cate Blackford or sign up for action alerts.

Also be sure to check out the Financial Equity Coalition website where you can find the latest information about the coalition and its efforts to rebalance a financial system that has favored irresponsible corporations and powerful special interests over hardworking Coloradans. Follow the FEC on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

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Secure Savings: How the Racial Wealth Gap Manifests for Older ColoradansWhile Secure Savings alone will not close Colorado’s racial wealth gap, it will go a long way toward building assets and security for all Coloradans — particularly Coloradans of color — in retirement.
What Does Financial Well-Being Mean to You?When we ask about best practices from other communities and explore if they might work locally, we get a resounding answer: “Yes, and.”
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2018 Colorado Ballot Guide: #VoteSmart With Bell Analysis & RecommendationsThis November, Coloradans have some big decisions to make and the ballot will be extensive; that's why we're proud to share a comprehensive guide covering each statewide question voters will see on Election Day.
Oppose HB18-1057: An Alarming Change in Debt Collection ProcedureNow is not the time to give debt collectors an unprecedented short cut that undermines privacy and involves the state in private matters.
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The Bell Calls on Colorado Legislature to Invest in Child Care, Early Childhood EducationMoney spent on children under age 4 have an enormous return on investment, including less reliance on social services later in life and an economic boost by allowing parents the time and ability to work.
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Mayor Hancock Launches Consumer Financial Protection Initiative to Fight Predatory EconomyDenver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the Denver Office of Financial Empowerment will launch the city's first Consumer Financial Protection Initiative to protect Coloradans from the predatory economy.
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We Need to Talk About Retirement in ColoradoWhether you're just starting out or getting closer to the end of your career, saving for retirement must be a priority for all Coloradans.
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Stop Digging: Colorado Needs Strong Public InvestmentsWe need serious proposals that will ensure economic growth for every Coloradan, not bumper-sticker bills designed to make out-of-state funders happy. Our message to legislators is ‘put down the shovel.’
Predatory Payday Lending in ColoradoBuilding wealth is difficult enough, but high-cost lenders, check cashers, and pawn shops that offer predatory loans strip families of savings and make economic mobility even harder.
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Coalition Event Spotlights Predatory Student Loan ServicersThe concerns raised during this event are just part of the student debt crisis, but they play a significant role in the financial futures of student borrowers.
Fair Lending for a Thriving Colorado Members Pen Letter to Betsy DeVosMembers of the Fair Lending for a Thriving Colorado coalition call on Secretary DeVos to protect student borrowers from predatory loan servicers.
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Fair Lending for a Thriving Colorado Comment on Payday Lending RuleSome coalition members submitted the following letter in response to the CFPB's proposed rule on payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.