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From the Colorado Children’s Campaign, The West Steps dives into the policies and politics that come out of the Colorado State Capitol. This insider guide is for outsiders who wonder how laws that affect the lives of Coloradans— especially kids. Join us on The West Steps to learn how you can influence the future of Colorado.

The West Steps Colorado Children's Campaign

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From the Colorado Children’s Campaign, The West Steps dives into the policies and politics that come out of the Colorado State Capitol. This insider guide is for outsiders who wonder how laws that affect the lives of Coloradans— especially kids. Join us on The West Steps to learn how you can influence the future of Colorado.

    Returning to child care in a pandemic

    Returning to child care in a pandemic

    Opening a child care center is hard enough in normal times. But with the economic and health crisis of COVID-19, starting a care center becomes truly monumental task. This week on The West Steps, our special guest takes us through the challenges and...

    • 28 min
    Our individual actions to ensure Black Lives Matter

    Our individual actions to ensure Black Lives Matter

    “Everything we see we have designed. And everything we see, we can redesign.” At the Children’s Campaign we work every day on changing systems to be more just. But we are also a group of individuals taking individual steps to move our communities toward...

    • 19 min
    Digital divide erodes to new depths during pandemic

    Digital divide erodes to new depths during pandemic

    Kids of all ages, geographies and backgrounds use the Internet. They have smart phones and get online whenever and wherever they can—except at home. Limited or no broadband Internet access in the home i challenging for many families right now who are...

    • 30 min
    From flush to flat broke in two months

    From flush to flat broke in two months

    A few months ago, state legislators had a budget surplus and plans to improve public systems for children and families. Now they are faced with at least a $3 billion shortfall and the awful task of making deep cuts to critical services—and in a hurry....

    • 24 min
    The humans behind the KIDS COUNT numbers

    The humans behind the KIDS COUNT numbers

    The humans who pull all the data and research together each year for our KIDS COUNT in Colorado! data book join us this week to remind us how these numbers represent actual Coloradans and their experiences. Pre-pandemic data collected in the 2020...

    • 31 min
    When policy collides with the personal in the delivery room

    When policy collides with the personal in the delivery room

    Katrina Little, a labor and delivery nurse and advocate for birthing mothers, joins our own Jacy Montoya Price and Samantha Espinoza to explore shifting rules in labor and delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. New guidelines restricting the number...

    • 32 min

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An inside look at how policy works

I love learning from experts about policies that impact Colorado’s families. It helps me understand how to engage with issues I care about.

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Easy to comprehend

I think this does an incredible job of distilling really complex policy ideas and solutions.

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Awesome Colorado perspective on policies impacting kids and families!

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