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The West Steps

Colorado Children's Campaign

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 affect the lives of Coloradans— especially kids. Join us on The West Steps to learn how you can influence the future of Colorado.

Recent Episodes

After over 600 bills, the 2021 Colorado legislative session ends with massive wins for kids and families June 11, 2021 Episode artwork Colorado Supreme Court issues affirmative ruling on a bill to fix our K-12 property tax system and here is what you need to knowMay 28, 2021 Episode artwork What we get wrong about maternal behavioral health May 21, 2021 Episode artwork Colorado reimagines early childhood education with a new state agency May 14, 2021 Episode artwork Colorado Public Option Health Benefit Plan Breakdown May 07, 2021 Episode artwork Birth equity takes center stage April 30, 2021 Episode artwork What you have always wanted to know about diapers April 23, 2021 Episode artwork What’s been happening at the Capitol?April 16, 2021 Episode artwork How Colorado’s racist laws targeting immigrants are harming everyoneApril 09, 2021 Episode artwork Statewide assessments--what are they and why should we talk more about them?April 02, 2021 Episode artwork Solving our school funding formula March 26, 2021 Episode artwork Let’s talk tax policy, but make it fun!March 19, 2021 Episode artwork The state of reproductive justice in Colorado March 12, 2021 Episode artwork What is advocacy and why should you care? March 05, 2021 Episode artwork Hunger reaches an all-time high in ColoradoMarch 02, 2021 Episode artwork What is happening with child care in Colorado? February 19, 2021 Episode artwork The Colorado General Assembly is back-- so are weJanuary 15, 2021 Episode artwork Returning to child care in a pandemicJune 12, 2020 Episode artwork Our individual actions to ensure Black Lives MatterJune 05, 2020 Episode artwork Digital divide erodes to new depths during pandemicMay 22, 2020 Episode artwork From flush to flat broke in two monthsMay 08, 2020 Episode artwork The humans behind the KIDS COUNT numbersMay 01, 2020 Episode artwork When policy collides with the personal in the delivery roomApril 24, 2020 Episode artwork Tenuous connections to food  April 17, 2020 Episode artwork Nothing has ever been studied so quickly—and we are still in the darkApril 10, 2020 Episode artwork