The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the third and most expansive bill considered by Congress this month to address the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is the largest stimulus package in modern American history
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Phase II Coronavirus Response Bill contains major policy wins for pregnant people and kids in Colorado
The Coronavirus response bill being considered Friday is the third in a package developed by Congress to respond to the pandemic. The second bill, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, contains several provisions that will benefit the health and well-being of pregnant people and children in Colorado.
With the Governor issuing a statewide stay-at-home order effective until at least April 11, the Legislature will likely extend their recess past the original March 30 date.
Curious how your community is responding to the 2020 Census? Check out this map and remind your friends and family to respond today
The 2020 Census is well underway, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended all of our daily lives. As of Friday, March 27, 29 percent of Colorado households had responded to the census. Although Colorado’s self-response rate is on par with the national average, we have a long way to go to ensure every household in the state is counted.
Invitations to complete the 2020 Census hit mailboxes at the same time the coronavirus was spreading across the nation. This crisis could significantly impact the counting of every Coloradan, and our state could be severely hurt by an undercount for years to come.
As our work shifts to meet the needs of kids and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been busy advocating in all avenues and amplifying the challenges families are facing. Here are some of the efforts we have been working on with partners in the past few weeks.
Partners and advocates across Colorado are essential to helping the Raise Colorado Coalition and the Children’s Campaign understand the challenges facing our state’s diverse communities.
Speak up for health care workers and human service providers! Congress needs to take action to ensure they have the Personal Protective Equipment they need to combat COVID-19.
Across the country, health care workers are experiencing severe shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) as they provide vital care to COVID-19 patients.