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.

Colorado must act fast to keep families in their homes as eviction crisis looms

Colorado must act fast to keep families in their homes as eviction crisis looms
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: July 10, 2020

Millions of families are at risk of being evicted right now due to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado and across the country. According to research from the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) and the Aspen Institute, about 20 million renters nationwide could face eviction by the end of September.

2020 Legislative Session Recap for Early Childhood

2020 Legislative Session Recap for Early Childhood
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: July 10, 2020

Colorado’s General Assembly returned from its pandemic recess in May, facing a $3.3 billion hole in the state’s General Fund (about 25% of the overall budget). As such, alongside a coalition of partners, we worked to navigate budget cuts, protect key investments, and advocate for policy changes to support children and families throughout the abbreviated legislative session.

Act NOW to ensure Coloradans vote on a Fair Tax in November!

Fair Tax Colorado
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 10, 2020

The Children’s Campaign supports equitable access to opportunity for children and families who face the greatest barriers and works to combat systemic inequities written into policy that have been playing out for decades.

Fast Fact- July 10, 2020

Fast Fact- July 10, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 10, 2020

The Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) delivers essential health insurance coverage to more than 99,000 Colorado children under 19 (7.4 percent of Colorado kids at some point during the year).

We celebrate DACA decision—and will keep fighting

We celebrate DACA decision—and will keep fighting
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 19, 2020

We were overjoyed to learn yesterday that the U.S. Supreme Court halted a federal plan to remove protections for Dreamers, or people without documentation who came to the U.S. as minors. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, can continue for now as the court ruled that the Trump administration failed to follow the proper administrative procedures when it tried to end the program.