A Voice For Arizona’s Children For More Than 25 Years
  • School Vouchers and Why They are Not Good for AZ Public Schools

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    Children’s Action Alliance fought to defeat SB 1431 this legislative session, the expansion of school vouchers, called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or ESAs. We worked hard to let lawmakers know that this diversion of public dollars into private and religious schools would ...

    School Vouchers and Why They are Not Good for AZ Public Schools
  • Conditions for Arizona Kids Show Few Bright Spots, Health Care Strides at Risk

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    The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book finds Arizona’s conditions for kids remain difficult, in the bottom five in the nation, ranking 46th. The yearly analysis looks at 16 different indicators affecting children’s health, economic well-being and family ...

    Conditions for Arizona Kids Show Few Bright Spots, Health Care Strides at Risk
  • The Good and Not-So-Good of the 2018 State Budget

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    The state legislature ended its 2017 session last night. There were a few small bright spots for children and families. But the big decisions put us on a path to endanger children’s health, education and security going forward. Many Arizona lawmakers continue to point to the 20 ...

    The Good and Not-So-Good of the 2018 State Budget
  • Thank You, So. Arizona, for Helping Us Celebrate Champion for Children, Susie Huhn

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    A big thank you to Southern Arizona friends and partners for joining us at our Champion for Children event in Tucson last night to celebrate Casa de los Niños CEO Susie Huhn. Susie is respected throughout Arizona and around the country for her extraordinary work with the communi ...

    Thank You, So. Arizona, for Helping Us Celebrate Champion for Children, Susie Huhn
  • Annual Report 2016 – Thanks to You, We’ve Made a Difference

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    As we face big new challenges for children and families in 2017, let’s take a moment to celebrate the power of advocacy! Together in 2016, we were able to push for big changes in public policy, such as: the reinstatement of KidsCare after it had been frozen for six years; and e ...

    Annual Report 2016 – Thanks to You, We’ve Made a Difference

Most Recent

The New School Year Has Begun: Help Ensure AZ Public Schools Get the Support They Need

August 31, 2017 In just 90 days, a group of volunteers called Save Our Schools Arizona collected more than 111,000 petition signatures to put a hold on the expansion of Arizona’s school voucher program (called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts) that would divert millions of tax dollars from public to religious and other private schools, giving Arizona voters an opportunity to decide whether to keep the legislation when they go to the polls in November 2018. Read more

Southern AZ Congressional Reps Grijalva and McSally Announce Support for Arizona Grandparents Raising Grandkids and Other Kinship Families

August 30, 2017 Southern Arizona’s two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Raul M. Grijalva and Martha McSally, today joined the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA) to announce their support for Arizona grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship families. Grijalva (D- AZ) and McSally (R – AZ) plan to introduce a bipartisan resolution on the floor of the House when they return from recess, declaring September as “National Kinship Caregivers Month.” The intent of the resolution is to draw attention to the growing number of children being raised by grandparents, and other family members and the challenges they face. Read more

Register Now for the 2017 Grandparents Summit in Phoenix

August 22, 2017 Join Children’s Action Alliance and the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors for the 2017 Grandparents Ambassador Summit, taking place next month in Phoenix. This one-day program is energizing and packed with useful information, tips for grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship families, interactive workshops and friendship building experiences. All kinship families are welcome, whether you are a licensed foster family through the Department of Child Safety or have an informal placement in your home. Read more

Thank You for Fighting for Health Care for Arizona Families!

July 28, 2017 Thank you for being a voice for Arizona children and families in the fight for affordable health coverage. Click the image below for a brief video message: You can personally reach out to Senator John McCain’s office and send him a note of thanks for standing up for Arizonans by filling in this contact form online. Read more

Happy New Year! Fiscal Year, That Is

July 18, 2017 This month marks the beginning of Arizona’s new fiscal year. What do you think fiscal year 2018 looks like compared to ten years ago? You may be surprised! • General revenues to the state are below where they were 10 years ago – despite population growth of more than 650,000. • The Rainy Day fund balance is $240 million LESS than it was ten years ago. Read more