The West Steps: The Colorado Children’s Campaign 2023 legislative preview

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 13, 2023

The West Steps, the Children’s Campaign podcast focused on policies that affect Colorado kids and families, is back for Season 5! In the inaugural episode of this season, we are joined by Riley Kitts, Sr. Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

In a conversation with Communications Director Jackie Zubrzycki, Riley provides a brief overview of how our state’s legislative session works and a preview of what we can expect from this year’s general assembly. With new legislators and new political dynamics, this year is shaping up to be an exciting one at the Capitol. Riley also gives us a rundown of the Children’s Campaign’s policy priorities this session, which reflect our new strategic framework and focus on four main issue areas: youth success, family economic prosperity, child and family health, and early childhood. Listen here.

You can contact Riley at to learn about how you can engage in this year’s session. Learn more about our work by visiting our website, and stay up to date on our work by following us on social media (@coloradokidsorg). Subscribe to The West Steps wherever you listen to podcasts!


The West Steps is produced by Emily Battaglia and was created by Beza Taddess. In this episode, we thank Goldbug, Colorado Access, D.A. Davidson & Co., David & Laura Merage, Elaine Gantz Berman and Steve Berman for being supporters of the Colorado Children’s Campaign in 2022.

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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