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