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ED9F362C745B7C9287258772006F2D6C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES PANEL 2

INTERIM COMMITTEE  TASK FORCE ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RELIEF CASH FUND
Date Oct 18, 2021      
Location Old State Library



Disproportionately Impacted Communities and Families Panel 2 - Committee Discussion Only


02:14:38 PM  
Sarah Hughes, Colorado Children's Campaign,
began her presentation (Attachment G). She shared data regarding children
in poverty in Colorado. She discussed the impact of the pandemic on Colorado's
child care system.
02:21:29 PM  

Effie Rorke, Feeding Colorado, began her presentation regarding food assistance programs in Colorado (Attachment I).

02:26:51 PM  

Amelia Lobo, Violence Free Colorado, spoke regarding the increase in domestic violence during the pandemic. She discussed the increased need for domestic violence services.

02:31:50 PM  
Scott Wasserman, Bell Policy Center, testified
regarding the impact of the pandemic on Colorado's economy. He discussed
how the economic recovery is varying across racial groups and by gender.
He noted that caregivers are extremely strained and that income inequality
has gotten worse during the pandemic. He further emphasized how lack of
child care can exacerbate workforce shortages. He discussed the long-term
outlook for declines in child poverty and the overall financial health
of Coloradoans. He spoke to the importance of leveraging the one-time ARPA
funds to provide a stabilizing effect on income inequality in the state.
02:40:11 PM  

Mr. Wasserman responded to questions from the task force regarding impacts on Colorado seniors and individuals with disabilities.






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