The West Steps: Colorado legislatures are back in session and so are we with season four

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 14, 2022

The Colorado General Assembly is back, which means it’s time to kick off season four of The West Steps. Episode 1 welcomes our Government Affairs Director, Riley Kitts, for an exciting conversation on what we can expect in the 2022 legislative session.  

A lot has happened since last session ended in June 2021. Interim committees and task forces convened on issues ranging from behavioral health to early childhood, developing recommendations to ensure legislators are prepared for the 2022 session. In today’s conversation, Riley dives into the Children’s Campaign’s policy priorities, many of which have been refined throughout the interim process. Coloradans should look forward to new legislation impacting the state’s housing and economic crisis, the new Department of Early Childhood, and improved health care access for all. Most importantly, though, we hope to strive toward making our systems work as best as they can for kids and families.  

Throughout the 2022 legislative session, the Colorado Children’s Campaign hopes to serve as a resource for all members of our community. There is no better time to get involved in our state government and push our legislators to prioritize families in Colorado. Follow us on social media (@ColoradoKidsOrg), subscribe to our weekly newsletter, and look out for new episodes of The West Steps to stay informed on child well-being news in the months ahead. Looking for more ways to engage at the capitol? Contact Riley Kitts at riley@coloradokids.org for more information. 

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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 www.coloradokids.org.