Advocacy // Information & Resources
CTA partners with CompTIA through their Tech Council Advocacy Alliance to represent the interests of the information technology industry in Washington, D.C. to support legislative policies that advance free and open competition, promote a highly educated and technical workforce, encourage collaboration and cooperation in ideas and technology, and advance regulations that positively impact the ability of the private sector to effectively research, develop, integrate, manufacture, service and freely sell solutions in the global marketplace.
As part of our partnership with CompTIA, CTA has access to Engage, an online grassroots tool that supports our advocacy efforts. Engage is a powerful communications tool that serves as a hub for stakeholders in the technology industry to connect directly with policy makers in their district, stay up to date on the latest legislative activities and learn more about elected officials and their platforms.
TECNA which represents 52+ IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. CTA partners with TECNA to advocate for tech-friendly policies.
The Code.org Advocacy Coalition is a non-partisan group that believes computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, and that we must increase participation and access for female students and underrepresented minority students. CTA shares these values and partners to promote them in Colorado.
Advocate of the Year
Advocacy is an important part of our goal to make for Colorado a technology and business friendly environment. Because legislation and technology work at different speeds, it can be difficult to artfully craft and advocate for policies that accomplish this goal effectively.
To recognize the hard work that goes into this process, we annually recognizes those who are truly making headway in technology and business friendly policy.
In 2017, we recognized State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp during the 17th Annual APEX Awards.
Read more about Kraft-Tharp: Advocate of the Year pushes for a pro-business climate