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.

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.

Don’t forget to vote YES on Caring for Denver–Initiative 301!

Don’t forget to vote YES on Caring for Denver–Initiative 301!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

As we noted earlier this summer, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is supporting a ballot measure that could drastically improve mental health and addiction services in Denver. Vote yes on Caring 4 Denver, Initiated Ordinance 301. 

2018 Campaign for Kids: Our ballot voting guide

The Colorado Children Campaign's ballot guide fro 2018 election
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The Colorado Children’s Campaign has analyzed the ballot measures impacting kids and we urge you to vote to support education, family economic security, mental health, higher education access and much more.

Support the Denver College Affordability Fund

Yes on 300
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports the Denver College Affordability Fund, also known as the Prosperity Denver initiative or Initiative 300.

Public charge proposal introduced in the federal register

Prenatal update
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The proposal cuts off pathways to permanent residence for legally residing immigrants, and asks families to make an impossible choice between accessing essential services for which they are eligible or keeping their families together

Children Campaign urges YES vote on Prop 111—cap payday loan rates

The Children’s Campaign is urging Coloradans to vote YES on Proposition 111 to cap the interest rate on predatory payday loans
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: September 21, 2018

The Children’s Campaign is urging Coloradans to vote YES on Proposition 111 to cap the interest rate on predatory payday loans. If passed, payday loans would be subject to the same maximum allowable interest rate for all other installment loans in Colorado.