The Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) has more than a decade of experience as one of Colorado’s leading advocacy organizations dedicated to promoting justice, economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policies.

CCLP is a leader in the advocacy community. We provide policymakers, opinion leaders, nonprofit organizations and the general public with research and education about issues of import to lower-income Coloradans; we advocate in the legislature and before executive decision makers on behalf of those issues, and we litigate them when necessary.


The Colorado Center on Law and Policy advances the health, economic security and wellbeing of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation.

Our Work

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) is dedicated to promoting justice, economic security, and access to affordable health care for low-income Coloradans. To provide an effective and independent voice for poor families, CCLP:

• researches and analyzes policy options,
• advocates at the legislature and before executive agencies,
• educates and engages diverse communities,
• builds coalitions with our community partners for systemic change, and
• protects the rights of low-income Coloradans through legal and administrative action.

Focus Areas

CCLP promotes justice and economic security for low-income Coloradans by working to:

improve access to public benefit programs such as Medicaid, CHP+, TANF, AND, SNAP and CCCAP,
address health care costs and affordability,
advance consumer interests on health care reform efforts,
focus attention on wage inequality and the high cost of being poor in Colorado, and
create career pathways that move Colorado families toward economic self-sufficiency.


CCLP works for policies and programs that advance the following goals on behalf of low-income Coloradans:

fostering family economic security, and
increasing access to affordable, quality health care.

Core Values

Research integrity: CCLP conducts fact-based research that is grounded in data, not ideology. CCLP presents results of research with a perspective but will not compromise the integrity of the product to get a particular result. We present facts in context, and we acknowledge the tradeoffs inherent in public policies.

Independence: CCLP takes positions with due consideration to political realities, but CCLP is mission driven and will not compromise in order to serve an outside agenda that is perceived as contrary to the mission, history and values of the organization and the low-income Coloradans CCLP serves.

Integrity: CCLP strives to be reliable in its partnerships with other organizations and an honest broker of strategies that will help achieve the CCLP mission. CCLP will not compromise its value or its mission for a quick or easy win and will act to ensure the best possible outcome for low-income Coloradans even if it means standing alone on an issue.

Fairness and equity: CCLP acknowledges the cultural and socioeconomic dynamics that create unfairness and inequity for low-income Coloradans. Through our work CCLP seeks to mitigate governmental, societal and economic factors that foster unfairness and inequity.

Effectiveness: CCLP is strategic in the work it undertakes so that we avoid activities that will not yield measurable results in the near term or systemic change over the long term. We practice principled pragmatism, always aiming for the ideal but accepting incremental progress when necessary.


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