Register today as a participant or advocacy coach for March 19th’s Speak Up for Kids

Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

Children’s Hospital ColoradoClayton Early Learning and Colorado Children’s Campaign have teamed up to host our eighth annual advocacy day on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Bringing together new and emerging advocates for kids from across the state, Speak Up for Kids gives an insider view to the policy making process at the Colorado State Capitol—and how everyday people can make a difference. Join parents, service providers and other community members to understand the latest issues in early childhood and child health policy-making, acquire new advocacy skills and talk to lawmakers to ensure the voices of Colorado’s children are at the forefront of their minds as they draft, debate and vote on policy. Registration will fill up quickly so sign up today at bit.ly/speakup19.

Speak Up for Kids is an introduction to the practice of advocacy. We especially encourage first-time participants to attend Speak Up for Kids, as they stand to gain the most from the experience. If you have attended in the past, please consider recruiting a friend to register, serving as an advocacy coach or advocacy coach assistant or volunteering by contacting Angelique Smith at angelique@coloradokids.org or 303-620-4533.

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.