Below is the status of activities in Colorado communities who are in process of accepting the principles of CEDAW (C4C):
- Boulder, Colorado - Met with Human Relations Commission in October and November 2016 (after informational packets sent to City Council), which resulted in Boulder City continuing to pursue an internal gender analysis with and end date of March 2017. Early March 2017, contacted Boulder City Manager requesting update of the status of the gender analysis in pursuit of a Cities for CEDAW Ordinance, which involves a gender analysis, having an over-site body (HR Commission), and funding (which can be existing in the current budget). Mid April 2017, contact with HR Commission was made via email for an update of Gender Analysis; no response received. Also contact was made with two City Council members and C4C information packets were sent to them again (first sets sent to all of City Council in September). Councilwoman Young stated that when the Gender Analysis is complete it will be in the Daily Camera. (Primary Contact has been Carmen Atilano-Community Relations/Human Rights Manager) May 25, 2017 Gender Analysis was finished. May 31 Mayor Jones advised us that that survey is on the city's website and to resend Task Force information packets, then attend City Council soon to make a request for a resolution/ordinance. June 20, 2017 The C4C Task Force is speaking during public comment, asking for resolution/ordinance.
- Denver, Colorado - Initial contact established with the Director of the Office on Women and Families-Denver Women's Council (DWC) prior to June of 2016. Outreach made by BPW President of Colorado prior to December 2016. Requests made February 25, 2017 by Director of DWC to submit a formal proposal to the Mayor’s Legislative Team, outlining how the CEDAW Ordinance can be adopted to Denver. The DWC and Denver Women’s Commission continue to research and review local level ordinances and practices to ensure support for all women and girls in their city on an ongoing basis. On March 27.2017 a proposal was requested and sent to Ms. Desmond to work toward a Resolution or Ordinance with this city. A meeting was arranged with Skye Stuart (Mayors Legislative Lead) at 11:30 a.m. on June 8, 2017. Several members of non-profits will be at the table for this discussion. A Gender Equity Summit is scheduled in Denver on May 31, 2017 at 9-6 p.m. at the Auraria Campus-Tivoli Student Union, with all Mayors and 350 registered guests, sponsored by It's Time Network'. (Primary contact has been Kim Desmond-Director, Denver Office of Women and Families) June 8, 2017 Task Force met with Kim Desmond and Skye Stuart at the City and County Building in Denver to discuss a resolution/ordinance with the City of Denver. Progress in communication was made between United Nations Association of Denver, the City of Denver and Business and Professional Women of Colorado. UNA Denver is doing a legal study that will not be completed for approximately six months. A BPW Denver member joined UNA Denver and is working on their team and will communicate status. July 13, 2017 Denver UNA/BPW Denver Chapter member reported that there is a Denver’s Women’s Commission meeting (Kim Desmond) / Report out on Gender Equity Summit / Hear about top priority issues. Also, on August 9, 2017 BPW Denver’s monthly meeting has offered to give 30 minutes to UNA Denver member to discuss action plans for Denver CEDAW and working together with BPW Denver. They have a list of four action items that are being worked on by BPW Denver to study Denver's population and cross walk areas where members are living, defining commonalities for CEDAW and BPW Denver, connect with Denver neighborhoods and possible meet up with some of them to share information and lastly develop (with UNA Denver) a ‘one-pager’ reference sheet with key Denver for CEDAW talking points that we can share with members so that we are all representing the same information when we talk with people.
- Erie, Colorado - BPW Colorado and UNA Boulder County (and Rocky Mountain Regional/National Council member) presented to the Mayor and Board of Trustees on January 24, 2017 regarding Cities for CEDAW and reading of the draft Resolution created by Erie. At the meeting, the Board proposed to remove the Resolution and issue a Proclamation. The Board voted to rewrite the proclamation procedures. As of March 2017, we are working with Erie residents to address the possibility of a proclamation. (Primary contact has been Nancy Parker-Town Clerk/Risk Coordinator)
- Golden, Colorado - Outreach made in Golden on February 5, 2017 with a Golden Councilwoman regarding interest in pursuing a Cities for CEDAW resolution. The letter and draft resolution was sent February 15, 2017. On February 21, Golden reviewing information and determining a date to approach City Council. March 10 a follow up email was sent to our contact and UNA BC sent a packet of information to follow up BPW Colorado's information sent previously. Follow up was made after that contact. (Primary Contact has been Pamela Gould-Ward 3 City Councilor)
- Greeley, Colorado - The Mayor of Greeley signed a Proclamation in December 2016 in honor of Human Rights Day with a 5-year plan to pursue an Ordinance by 2021. (Primary Contact has been through Loretta Scott from Zonta Greeley Chapter)
- Longmont, Colorado - Packet of information sent in December 2016 and in contact with City Council. Attended Coffee with Council in January 28, 2017 and provided the Mayor with Colorado Cities for CEDAW packet and draft resolution, and sent to Executive Assistant City Manager - provided packet on February 3, 2017. Followed up with City Manager's office in March 2017. In May we were referred to Joanne Zeas - Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Longmont. We meet with her on May 24, 2017. (Primary Contact was Michele Gomez and is also now Joanne Zeas - Human Resources) Communications with Joann are continuing via telephone to move forward on a possible Resolution. July 24, 2017-Email from Joanne Zeas that she spoke to the City Manager and they are very interested in Cities for CEDAW, but time and budgetary needs require that we revisit the resolution/ordinance in early 2018.
- Louisville, Colorado - See below new status.
- Lyons, Colorado - Congratulations to the Mayor and Board of Trustees for signing a Proclamation in Committing to a Dialogue of Inclusivity and to Respecting the Rights and Beliefs of all Citizens! Outreach was made to the City Mayor on February 26, 2017. Letter and draft resolution sent on March 7, 2017. Full Cities of CEDAW packet sent March 9, 2017. Coordinating a meeting in the near future.
- Nederland, Colorado - Outreach made to Nederland's Councilwoman on January 21, 2017 regarding Cities of CEDAW.
- Westminster, Colorado - Councilwoman Shannon Bird working with City Council around February 17, 2017. Contact with City Councilwoman on March 8, 2017 to provide information requested. Contact made with BPW Colorado representative working on this city. She will communicate with the council soon. (Primary Contact has been Shannon Bird-City Councilwoman) July 5, 2017-BPW NW METRO representative had to bow out of this city so C4C Task Force will contact Westminster City Council again via email with new documents and note here. July 26, 2017 Resolution/Letter send to Shannon Bird for review via email.
The following cities have passed ordinances or resolutions supporting CEDAW:
District of Columbia
- Berkeley, California
- Daly City, California
- Glendale, California
- Long Beach, California
- Los Angeles, California
- San Francisco, California
- Santa Monica, California
- West Hollywood, California
- Lafayette, Colorado - Lafayette City Council created the Human Rights Commission in 2016 to evaluate government programs and processes with an inclusive lens, with a goal to foster equality, social justice and freedom from fear from persecution, based on race, religious belief, country of origin, sexual or gender identity, physical ability or age. UNA Boulder County attended the first meeting, March 2017, in which the Colorado CEDAW Task Force was invited back to the table. Mayor Christine Berg was awarded the BPW Community Builder of the Year 2017 award by BPW Boulder at their Celebration of Women dinner in April 2017.
- Louisville, Colorado - Louisville City Council signed a Resolution on June 8, 2017. Communication with them will occur to find status of their next steps on Cities for CEDAW.
- Miami Dade County, Florida
- St. Petersburg, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Edina, Minnesota
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Kansas City, Missouri
- University City, Missouri
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Eugene, Oregon
- Salt Lake City, Utah
District of Columbia
- Washington D.C.