Children's Hospital Colorado

Virtual Town Hall

This November, voters will be asked to elect Colorado's next governor, the highest-ranking position in Colorado. Kids can't vote, and here at Children's Hospital Colorado, we have an obligation to speak up on their behalf to ensure candidates commit to representing their best interests.

That's why we developed a Virtual Town Hall series of video questions for the gubernatorial candidates, where leaders across the state came together to ask Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton how they plan to address the top issues facing child health.

Both candidates were given multiple opportunities to respond to each video question. Candidates self-selected which videos they chose to respond to. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, Children's Colorado does not support or oppose candidates for public office. We are the party of kids!

Watch our Virtual Town Hall series below.



Data shows us that housing impacts a child's health. Watch CEO for Habitat Denver Heather Laferty ask Colorado's candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, how they'll address our state's housing challenges.



Suicide is the leading cause of death for kids 10 to 17 years old in Colorado. Watch Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers ask Colorado's candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, about this mental health crisis.




State Director for The Trust for Public Land Jim Petterson asks Colorado's candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, about the intersection of health and the environment.




Improving Colorado's mental health system for kids is more important than ever. Watch President of Colorado Mesa University Tim Foster ask candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, how they plan to address this issue.




Latino parents in Colorado want to know how Colorado's candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, will address the growing problem of childhood obesity in Latino children.




Kids need to be healthy to learn. Watch Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn ask Colorado's candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, how they plan to support the health of students.



One of our patient families asks Colorado's candidates for governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton, how they'll protect Medicaid. Regardless of who becomes our next governor, we hope they commit to making Colorado the best place for kids to grow up.


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