The West Steps

After over 600 bills, the 2021 Colorado legislative session ends with massive wins for kids and families

June 11, 2021 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 3 Episode 17
The West Steps
After over 600 bills, the 2021 Colorado legislative session ends with massive wins for kids and families
Show Notes

Although the 2021 legislative session felt like one of the longest to date, it ushered in tremendous progress for kids and families in Colorado. This session not only forced many to recognize the numerous cracks in our society exposed by the pandemic, it also led to the start of removing the many barriers that created those systemic issues in the first place. The Colorado Children’s Campaign saw a number of legislative wins across the health, early childhood, and K-12 front—but there is still so much more to be done. As we move toward post-pandemic recovery, we are excited to continue our work in realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. 

In the last episode of season 3, we are joined by Riley Kitts, Government Affairs Director at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, for a final wrap up of the 2021 legislative session. Riley details the politics and policies of this session, including the many ways in which our state has begun to reinvest in the programs that lost revenue as a result of the pandemic. Riley also provides a brief overview of some of the most impactful policy wins we saw for kids this session, as well as the opportunity we have in 2022 to continue working toward legislation that creates the best possible outcome for all children. While the 2021 legislative session was only the beginning of what is to come in the future, it was undoubtedly a big step in creating a better Colorado for all kids and families.  

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