Colorado Children’s Campaign Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Contact: Jackie Zubrzycki
Title: Communications Director
Phone: 215-208-4693
Email: jackie@coloradokids.org

Colorado Children’s Campaign Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1st, 2022

DENVER—The Colorado Children’s Campaign is encouraged by the prioritization of public education and the well-being of children and families throughout the governor’s budget proposal released today. Gov. Jared Polis has proposed the highest level of K-12 public school funding in Colorado’s history. This comes alongside investments in preschoolmaternal and behavioral health services, and efforts to address homelessness

We continue to call for increased funding to support affordable, quality health insurance coverage for all Coloradans. We also support further investments in reproductive health and adolescent behavioral health services, increased support for all types of child care and preschool providers, and improved efforts to keep families housed. We urge the upcoming General Assembly and other elected officials to focus on kids and families as Coloradans continue to navigate the pandemic and growing economic uncertainty.  

The Children’s Campaign recognizes that this budget proposal exists within the context of this year’s ballot and the decisions of our electorate. On Election Day next week, Coloradans will make decisions that will have lasting fiscal implications across the state. The Children’s Campaign urges YES votes on Proposition FF, Proposition 123, and Denver Ordinance 305, which will help Colorado’s students and families. We ask for a NO vote on Proposition 121, which will limit funding for critical services and programs. Find more about the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s positions at https://www.coloradokids.org/c4k/.

###

About Colorado Children's Campaign


The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research and organizing an extensive statewide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jackie Zubrzycki at 215-208-4693 or email Jackie at jackie@coloradokids.org.