Action Alert: Ask Your State Legislators to Support Reasonable Childhood Independence Bill

We’re excited to let you know that a bipartisan coalition, Representatives Mary Young and Kim Ransom, and Senators Janet Buckner and Jim Smallwood, have introduced H.B. 22-1090, a bill that protects innocent families from being caught up in child neglect investigations.

H.B. 22-1090 amends Colorado law to clarify that a loving and caring parent who allows his or her child to engage in “independent activities” will not be considered to have neglected the child.

H.B. 22-1090 enjoys broad bipartisan support from advocacy groups across the political spectrum, including, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) (whose model bill Colorado’s legislation mirrors), Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), Let Grow, Elephant Circle, and several Colorado-based child and family advocacy groups. 

Please contact both your senator and representative and ask them to support H.B. 22-1090. You can call or email (or both!) your senator and representative with a message as simple as the following:

“Please support H.B. 22-1090 to provide children with reasonable independence. At a time when it seems that government is encroaching more and more on loving parents and their ability to care for and raise their children, H.B. 22-1090 provides freedom to parents to let their children grow and thrive, freeing the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Division of Child Welfare to focus attention on children who are truly in danger of abuse or neglect.”

If you decide to email your representative and senator, feel free to link to the letter that we sent to the sponsors of H.B. 22-1090. 

Thank you for standing with us for parental rights and freedom.


Will Estrada