Thank you for your support!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 3, 2017

annual luncheon thank you card with Sonia Manzano

From all of us at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, thank you for your support this week at our Annual Luncheon.  This year, the Children’s Campaign engaged more than 600 guests in a conversation around equity inspired by our featured speaker Sonia Manzano.  Manzano, who portrayed “Maria” for 44 years on Sesame Street, shared her personal story of growing up to be the person she needed to see on TV. As a child, she felt invisible. As an adult, she worked every day to make sure every child saw something of themselves in her.

Other special guests included Gov. John Hickenlooper, Telemundo Denver news anchor, Pamela Padilla, and 11 inspiring young Latina advocates, called Las ESTRELLAS, from Yuma County (pictured above).  A fun and informative time was had by all!

The shared stories and messages of our special guests inspired us.  They also remind us that our work doesn’t end until we remove every obstacle for kids facing the most roadblocks on avenues to equity. Your support of the Children’s Campaign through the Annual Luncheon means a lot to us, and it means even more to Colorado children and youth who need a strong voice at the Capitol.  We hope to see you next year!

Click here to read social media coverage of the event!


video screen shot of children in front of the state Capitol

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit