Colorado families raise their voices to remind lawmakers to #ThinkBabies!

Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: September 27, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, families from across Colorado gathered on Capitol Hill in Denver to take part in Strolling Thunder Colorado. The event included a rally and march to bring attention to what babies and their families need to thrive, followed by a lunch featuring Senators Dominick Moreno and Bob Rankin and Representatives Yadira Caraveo and Colin Larson. Thank you to all who participated from Canon City and Fort Collins, Cortez and Grandby, Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Wellington, and more. Check out pictures from the event on Facebook and tag yourself!

Think babies 2019 event

Strolling Thunder Colorado is an annual event hosted by the Raise Colorado coalition, the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA), the Colorado Association for Education of Young Children (COAEYC), the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Clayton Early Learning, the Denver Affiliate of the Black Child Development Institute, Guerrilla Mamas, and Think Babies.  The event was created to bring attention to two critical issues for the health and well being of families with young children: access to affordable, high-quality childcare and paid family and medical leave.

Jacy Montoya Price

About Jacy Montoya Price

Jacy serves as the Community Groups Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she plans and implements our annual Speak Up for Kids day at the capitol and manages our social media sites. Jacy previously served as the executive director and co-founder of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies through leadership development, organizing, and advocacy to create opportunity and achieve reproductive justice. Trained as an urban planner, Jacy has also worked in local government, creating policies and programs to foster more sustainable communities that are accessible for all residents. A Colorado native, Jacy lives in northwest Denver with her husband, two children and their two cats.