MEGHAN RAYNES brings a decade of experience in social justice activism, victim advocacy, lobbying and academic research and writing. She joined Siegel PA in the fall of 2014 and has built strong relationships with legislators and other advocates. Known for attention to detail and an ability to grasp complicated issues coupled with effective lobbying and coalition building Ms. Raynes has been very effective in assisting her clients with successful legislative campaigns. She has worked on issues ranging from paid family leave and pregnancy accommodations for Colorado workers, the implementation of the Earned Income Tax Credit, continuation of the Pay Equity Commission, parents’ rights to take unpaid leave to attend their children’s important school activities to greater transparency for how Colorado’s public dollars are spent. She has lobbied, organized and coordinated coalitions, and done research. She has strong relationships at the Capitol and in the community.
Prior to coming to Colorado her work has included serving as the Director of Domestic Violence Services and Case Manager at a Domestic Violence Shelter for Autumn House Domestic Violence Shelter, the Chair of the Arizona Refugee Committee and Co-Chair of the Arizona Domestic Violence. Additionally, Ms. Raynes is an experienced public speaker, having facilitated hundreds of support and information groups, given educational presentations to high school and college students, and led trainings for religious and business groups on issues of social justice. She was a featured speaker at the November 2010 Counterpoint Conference, July 2012 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Conference and the 2014 Sunstone Symposium.
Ms. Raynes has an undergraduate degree in Women’s History and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. She lives in Northeast Denver with her husband and four children.