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.

Our Priorities for the 2017 Colorado General Assembly

Our Priorities for the 2017 Colorado General Assembly
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 6, 2017

Each year we develop policy priorities for the annual session of the Colorado Legislature. The priorities in each of our key issue areas are research-based and guided by the true north goals in our strategic plan, our policy experts, our networks and partners and opportunities […]

CALL TO ACTION: Protect Kids’ Health Care!

CALL TO ACTION: Protect Kids’ Health Care!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 16, 2016

In just two weeks, Congress will discuss defunding or repealing the Affordable Care Act, cutting billions of dollars from Medicaid and other programs that make health care coverage more affordable for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. Now is the time to tell Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper […]

Election Brings Shifting Landscape for Policies Impacting Kids

Election Brings Shifting Landscape for Policies Impacting Kids
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 11, 2016

This week we cheered the passage of a new minimum wage in Colorado that will boost the incomes of thousands of Colorado families so they can have more access to opportunity. At the same time, we were disappointed that a tobacco tax to discourage teen […]

Register and vote Yes on 72

Register and vote Yes on 72
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 28, 2016

In Colorado, you can register to vote up until Election Day on Nov. 8, but if you want your ballot by mail you need to register by Monday, Oct. 31. Register here and vote Yes on 72.  Amendment 72 will  raise the price of cigarettes […]