Read The Denver Post editorial supporting HB 1188, the River Outfitters Viability Act. Come to the rally today at the state capitol!
WHAT: Raft in / news conference to support HB 1188, River Outfitters Viability Act.
WHEN: Monday FEB 8, 12:00 PM
WHERE: East Steps of the Colorado State Capitol . 200 E Colfax, Denver, Co 80203
WHO: Owners of Colorado’s rafting companies will hold a press event at the state capitol to show support for a HB1188, a bill being run by Representative Kathleen Curry and State Senator Mary Hodge to protect their right to run Colorado rivers.
VISUALS: 30+ inflatated river rafts on the East lawn of the state capitol. Please bring any river-related props as well as signs.
SPEAKERS & TALKING POINTS
Bob Hamel, Chair of the Colorado River Outfitters Association
Welcome, Brief overview of CROA and the River Outfitters Industry, Revenues & Number of Employees, Introduction of Mark Schumacher
Mark Schumacher, Owner of Three Rivers Resort, a Gunnison Area Rafting Co.
History of working and rafting on the Taylor River
Brief overview of Lewis Shaw’s activity, Asking Rep. Curry for help, Introduction of Kathleen Curry
Representative Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison, Bill Sponsor
Overview of the bill, Discussion of the issue as a Gunnison Resident and a friend of Mark Schumacher
The Committee hearing is with the State House of Representatives Judiciary Committee at 1:30pm , we encourage you stick around for the hearing on our Legislation. Please know that our bill may not be first up on the agenda and may not be heard to a little later in the afternoon..