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: 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.

Colorado supports families impacted by government shutdown

protestas-carry end government shutdown sign
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2019

Today marks day 28 of the federal government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. For more than 220,000 Colorado families this means losses in steady income and potential cuts to programs that families rely on for health and economic stability.

The Governor’s State of the State address

Gov. Jared Polis Swearing in as the new governor of Colorado
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: January 11, 2019

Yesterday, Gov. Jared Polis delivered a hopeful State of the State address. His opening remarks called us to unity and drew a powerful image of what he believes is possible for our state. The new governor laid out a vision for Colorado that lifts up children and family issues.

Thank you for making kids a priority in the 2018 election!

a baby sitting in a car sit
Written by: Riley Kitts
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

The Children’s Campaign would like to applaud all Coloradans who voted last Tuesday! We were encouraged by such high voter turnout (nearly 60 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot), especially among unaffiliated voters. The results were mixed for Colorado kids, but there is still a lot to celebrate.