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.

Happy Tenth Birthday, Affordable Care Act!

nearly three million children nationwide gained coverage thanks to the ACA
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: March 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of how interdependent we are and that we are collectively only as healthy as those in our society who experience the greatest barriers to health and well-being.

Capitol Update: Lawmakers prepare for temporary closure as critical bills move forward

Cap Update March 13
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 13, 2020

It has been an odd week at the Capitol. While there are certainly things to celebrate like the introduction of the Public Healthcare Option bill and the continued approval of our priority bill to add a cost of living adjustment to the Basic Cash Benefit, the spread of COVID-19 has certainly dominated conversations.

Capitol Update: Family economic security and literacy in focus

Capitol Update: Family economic security and literacy in focus
Written by: Riley Kitts
Date Posted: March 6, 2020

The sun is shining, bills are moving, and the Children’s Campaign has been at the Capitol all week working hard on behalf of kids and families! It was another busy week under the Gold Dome as several bills and budget requests continued on their journeys to becoming law.