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.
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.
2020 Census: new efforts underway to ensure an accurate count; offer summer learning materials for K-12 students
The 2020 Census continues despite the pandemic, and it’s as important as ever to get an accurate count of individuals in Colorado so that we can secure essential federal dollars for programs serving kids and families.
Gov. Jared Polis signs several bills advancing health, early childhood and family economic security priorities
In recent weeks Gov. Polis signed several Children’s Campaign priority bills that advance investments in children’s health and early childhood development and family economic security.
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.
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.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual report on child well-being using data collected and analyzed from before the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado is ranked 15th overall among the states in the 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
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.