KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

The West Steps: What it takes to testify

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 15, 2019

This week, a mother whose daughter and grandson died in childbirth and a survivor who nearly died of complications from pregnancy and childbirth herself join Beza Taddess to recount their powerful testimony before legislators in support of a bill to Strengthen Colorado’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

Fast Fact- Feb.15, 2019

Fast Fact- Feb.15, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 15, 2019

In 2017, the teen birth rate in Colorado continued to decrease falling to 16.1 births per 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19.

The West Steps: The short explanation of The Long Bill

Riley Kitts holding his phone with The West Steps podcast picture
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2019

Riley Kitts returns to updates us on the lightening progress of proposed legislation impacting kids, and demystifies the budget blueprint that legislators will be putting together in the coming weeks.

Represent Colorado at Strolling Thunder in Washington, D.C.!

A child speaking at a podium with two adults behind him
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2019

On April 30, babies and families from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend on Capitol Hill for ZERO TO THREE’s third annual Strolling ThunderTM event! The families will meet with their Members of Congress to remind them to invest in their youngest constituents.

Fast Fact- Feb. 8, 2019

Fast Fact- Feb. 8, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2019

In 2016, 4.3 percent of Colorado children under 19 lacked health insurance, down from 13.5 percent in 2006.

Citizenship question fight continues as Trump administration tries to fast-track decision to Supreme Court, Congressional Democrats introduce legislation to block question from 2020 Census

Census 2020 in the courts
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

Following a federal judge’s decision to block an untested, unnecessary question about citizenship status from appearing on the 2020 Census questionnaire, the Trump administration last week filed a formal request to expedite the decision to the Supreme Court.