Colorado budget cuts

A Year of COVID: Debt Collection

Without proper protections and exemptions, low-income Coloradans are left vulnerable to exploitation by problematic debt collection practices and predatory lenders.

Rear view of a yellow school bus with an 'emergency door' sign, labeled for SB17-118 compliance, emphasizing greater transparency in private occupational schools.

A Year of COVID: What We Learned About Education

COVID-19 decreased access to education, while increasing the need of credentials for good jobs. What we learned over the last year has us rethinking education entirely.

A senior couple sitting on a sofa in a modern kitchen living area, smiling and playing with a young family member.

A Year of COVID: Informal Child Care Providers

FFN providers help to fill gaps in licensed child care shortages and continue to provide care for families whose formal child care arrangements have been disrupted by COVID-19.

money symbol in lights (race and taxes in Colorado, regressive tax code)

A Year of COVID: The Economy

COVID-19 has revealed significant problems in our economic system. We cannot ignore the struggles of the many just because the larger economy is doing well.

Person wearing a coat and gloves, representing Colorado's caring workforce, holding onto an escalator handrail.

A Year of COVID: Undocumented Workers in Colorado’s Caring Workforce

Undocumented workers in Colorado's caring workforce have provided critical care during the pandemic, yet they are exempt from many workplace and COVID-19 recovery benefits.

Chefs preparing meals in a busy restaurant kitchen, often considered low-wage jobs.

A Year of COVID: Our Evolving Workplaces

Prior to COVID, our workplace policies were often inadequate. But now that we’ve seen change is possible, we must build upon this progress.