The following article was written by Roberta "Bobbi" King:
The Colorado genealogists are preparing to meet their legislative officers.
Members of the Colorado genealogical community have organized to meet the senators and representatives of the Colorado General Assembly. The second week in January begins the legislative year of the Colorado legislature, running 120 days in session. While the genealogists foresee no legislative actions which will endanger the public records of interest to their interests, they have determined that making themselves known as proactive constituents before trouble appears on the horizon.
The Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists organized the first planning meeting in November, with an open invitation to all Colorado genealogists to join in the effort to interact with as many Colorado legislators as possible.
The genealogists, members of over twenty-five genealogy and historical societies representing thousands of genealogists across the state and endorsed by the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, mean to make themselves known as active, interested constituents who will keeping their eyes on bills passing through the halls of the capitol. The Colorado Public Records Access Task Force, led by co-coordinators Bobbi King and Corinne Knasinski, State Liaison to the FGS/NGS RPAC, have reserved a Lobby Day at the Capitol, when genealogists will personally meet and distribute informational materials to the legislators and their staff.
While no bills are expected to be introduced that will adversely affect the researchers' work, the Colorado genealogists believe that becoming known well ahead of time will be the most effective means of action if and when it does become necessary.