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.

We urge Congress to stand with Dreamers

Advovacy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 22, 2017

The Colorado Children’s Campaign has joined more than 320 child and youth advocacy organizations in a letter to Congress expressing our support for the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. The bill would provide lawful status and a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of […]

Call Congress and tell them to save kids’ health care!

Call Congress and tell them to save kids’ health care!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 22, 2017

As Congress continues its long debate on the Affordable Care Act, there is one thing they could and should do right now to ensure health coverage for kids and pregnant women. We’ve heard a lot about a bipartisan bill to save the popular and successful […]

ALERT: Take action to support CHIP

ALERT: Take action to support CHIP
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: September 15, 2017

In case you missed it, we issued an alert yesterday to take action on CHIP. Please reach out to our Senators and your U.S. Representative today! With just a few legislative days left in September, Congress has not ensured funding for the vital and successful […]

Fight for DACA and support children without documentation

Fight for DACA and support children without documentation
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 1, 2017

The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under threat. The White House has announced that it intends to terminate the program soon. DACA has changed the lives of nearly 800,000 young people, including 17,300 Coloradans, who have lived in the […]

Threats to Affordable Care Act continue

Threats to Affordable Care Act continue
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: August 18, 2017

The federal Affordable Care Act has survived a legislative attack, but threats live on as proposals to curb federal payments designed to keep premiums low continue. Currently, the Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that reduce the cost of insurance for people purchasing health insurance […]

Federal Health Update

Federal Health Update
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 28, 2017

A modified repeal of the Affordable Care Act failed to pass out of the U.S. Senate just before midnight mountain time last night. Republican Sens. Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski joined all of the Democratic senators in opposing the bill. Our Colorado senators […]

Senate’s Final Health Vote Tomorrow – Speak Up Now

Senate’s Final Health Vote Tomorrow – Speak Up Now
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 27, 2017

A lot has happened in the U.S. Senate in the past few days with proposed repeals of the Affordable Care Act. Here is some context and explanation of what is expected to happen with health care legislation in the next day. Scroll to the bottom […]

Federal threat to health care continues—keep speaking up

Federal threat to health care continues—keep speaking up
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 21, 2017

After a whirlwind week, the Senate Republicans are again gaining momentum in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would jeopardize health insurance coverage and access to critical health services for kids in Colorado. Senate leaders hope to vote early next week on […]

Revised Senate health bill still devastating for kids in Colorado

Revised Senate health bill still devastating for kids in Colorado
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 14, 2017

Yesterday, leaders in the U.S. Senate released an updated version of a health reform bill and are planning to vote on the proposal next week. The revised version of the bill does not improve its devastating impact on kids in Colorado—especially kids in the most […]

Join us Sunday: Rally to protect health coverage!

Join us Sunday: Rally to protect health coverage!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 7, 2017

Please join us on Sunday, July 9 in Denver to rally against millions of Americans losing health care access. Our U.S. Senators return to Washington on July 10 to renew the debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Medicaid. The last proposal we […]