Standing With You: September 2021

Who We Are | 09/01/2021

Krista Spurgin
Executive Director

Reflecting and Planning for the Year Ahead

In the last quarter of our fiscal year, our team spent time reflecting on what we’ve accomplished and planning for how to build on past efforts to make meaningful progress for Colorado students, families, and educators.

So far, we’re committed to championing policies to

  • ensure educators are equipped and families are prepared with the tools and support to teach all students to read,
  • expand access to interpretation services so that families can understand and be understood in their preferred language,
  • reform juvenile justice and school discipline practices that disproportionately harm students of color, and
  • strengthen educator pipelines to expand diversity in the teacher workforce.

Why It Matters

We are committed to championing our key legislative efforts in partnership with parents, educators, and community members. That’s why we’re asking YOU to share your top policy priorities for this upcoming school year and legislative session.

Take a minute to complete our survey.

We will use your information to guide our work and keep you updated with information and advocacy opportunities!

Learn More

Stand Announces Legislative Champions [8.4.21] Learn about our first ever legislative champion lawmakers and parent!

2021 Legislative Session: Celebrating Wins for Students Celebrating our top wins from 2021 legislative session.

Our Top 5 Blogs

Highlighting this quarter's work

A Big Win for Early Literacy!

Pueblo South High School Prioritizes Relationships with “Champions Program”

Governor Signs Bill to End Juvenile Fees

Becoming an Antiracist Educator Learning Series

Announcing Endorsements in Three DPS Races

In Their Words

Hear directly from parents, educators, and community members.

“I was taught at a very young age, in a house full of women, that the most important way I can use my voice is to share my opinions and ideas and to be okay with the fact that they may not be perfect. Because whenever I use my voice for a purpose, it becomes my own version of perfect, filled with meaning and power. It becomes my lived truth!” Tina Carroll, parent & Stand Advocacy Fellow

"[HB21-1315] will benefit Colorado's children and their families, especially families of color. These fees were a financial burden, not only to the youth but also to their parents. They were just one more way to oppress our communities of color." Julissa Soto, parent & community leader

Join Us

Donate to help us start off strong!

As we begin our new fiscal year, we’re asking you to set up a recurring monthly donation to support our work to champion meaningful policies for Colorado kids, families, and educators.

We can’t do this work without you.

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