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State Advocacy Day

  • State Services Building 1525 Sherman St, Room 603 Denver, CO United States (map)

Join us for an empowering morning to celebrate International Women’s Day. We will discuss ways we can use our voices to make a positive impact and provide you the tools to feel confident talking about the issues that matter most to you. Then, we will have the opportunity to have a direct conversation with our Representatives about women’s issues including pay equity, support for survivors and health.

Whether you are new to advocacy or are a seasoned activist, this breakfast will be an opportunity to come together as a community of women supporting women. 

Legislators include Represenative Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Senator Beth Martinez Humenik. 

$5 for members and $10 for non members

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Beth Martinez Humenik represents Colorado Senate District 24 in Adams County.

The Senator is a fourth generation Coloradan who grew up primarily in Fort Collins. She is a former proprietary college Adjunct Instructor and K-12 substitute educator with a long history of educators in her family as well as industry experience in a variety of other fields.  She received both a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Colorado State University.

Senator Martinez Humenik is a dedicated leader, who listens, is thoughtful and is a strong advocate for District 24 as well as for all citizens in Colorado. She has lived in the City of Thornton since 1997 where she served as a Municipal leader from 2007-2014.

 She works diligently on healthcare reform options as well as affordable access for all Coloradans, transportation issues currently facing our state, education opportunities for our children’s success.  She serves the residents in SD24 with honor, honesty and integrity.

Senator Martinez Humenik is actively involved with municipal leaders, the business community, non-profits and residents in Thornton, Northglenn and Westminster, the three cities represented in Senate District 24.  She is also engaged with the Adams County Commissioners, State Offices/Agencies, Federal Offices/Agencies, other State Legislators and the Colorado Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC.

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Dafna Michaelson Jenet represents House District 30 in the Colorado State Legislature. 

Her career spanned over 20 years in leadership roles across the non-profit sector. In 2009, inspired to take her community problem solving skills to the next level, she embarked on a journey traveling to all 50 states during one calendar year to find and share stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to solve problems in their communities.

Dafna and her husband, Michael Jenet, co-founded and operate the Journey Institute. They work with schools, businesses, organizations, and individuals to train in community problem solving and next level team building. Their work is focused on strengthening the community unit with the belief that only through community can you develop culturally relevant and sustainable solutions.

Dafna Michaelson Jenet holds a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. In 2015 her book “It takes a little crazy to make a difference,” based on her 50-state journey, was published by Motivational Press. 

An avid volunteer, Dafna currently serves on the Adams County Youth Initiative board, The Commerce City Quality Community Foundation, The Carson J Spencer suicide prevention foundation and Playworks Colorado. Dafna also serves as a mentor for City Year, Goodwill, and Junior Achievement where she teaches in a girls and a boys juvenile detention facility. 

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