Press Releases

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. 

Statement: Gov. Polis Releases Proposed Budget, Colorado’s Kids and Families Need to be Prioritized

Statement: Gov. Polis Releases Proposed Budget, Colorado’s Kids and Families Need to be Prioritized

Date Posted: November 2, 2020

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.

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Statement: Policy Priorities for Colorado’s Pandemic Response and Recovery

Statement: Policy Priorities for Colorado’s Pandemic Response and Recovery

Date Posted: May 12, 2020

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. 

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COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens to Undermine Colorado’s Progress in Child Well-Being

COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens to Undermine Colorado’s Progress in Child Well-Being

Date Posted: April 29, 2020

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.

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