DENVER— Today Governor Jared Polis released his proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year to the Colorado General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC). The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted budgets across the nation, from state and local governments to those of working families, and it is pertinent now more than ever that our state’s lawmakers and budget writers both dedicate and defend what precious resources we do have to supporting kids and families.View Press Release
At the Colorado Children's Campaign, we're constantly working to improve the health and well-being of Colorado children through data-driven public policy. We provide trusted data and research on child well-being and organize an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. Please read the following press releases to learn more about how we're working to improve the lives of Colorado's children.
Today the Colorado Children’s Campaign announced its endorsement of Proposition EE, a ballot measure that will provide $2 billion over ten years to a universal preschool program for all Colorado four-year-olds.View Press Release
This morning we learned that Colorado’s public budget went from flush a few months ago to a $3.3 billion deficit that will surely impact children and families. We stand ready to support state leaders facing the enormous challenge of responding to the coronavirus pandemic and our eventual recovery, and we will be vocal and firm in our resolve that children and families must be prioritized at every step.View Press Release
DENVER—Colorado has made important strides toward improving conditions for kids since the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign, but the COVID pandemic and resulting economic downturn threaten to set our state back in critical areas. Data from previous economic downturns show that children’s health, safety, education and family economic security will likely be immediately impacted, and their futures hamstrung unless policymakers step in with solutions that put kids and families first.View Press Release
DENVER—The number of children living in concentrated poverty fell faster in Colorado than in almost any other state in the country in recent years, according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.View Press Release
DENVER— The 2020 Census risks undercounting thousands of young Colorado children, depriving communities of federal funding and political representation for the next decade, according to a new analysis from the Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Release