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

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 eliminating the “grandmother penalty” to help low-income grandparents raising their grandchildren get financial assistance through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families dollars. Read more

Sen. Flake to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Mesa April 13

Posted April 12, 2017 to Blog, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Tomorrow evening, April 13th, Arizona senator Jeff Flake is holding a constituent Town Hall meeting, as Congress is on April break. Among other topics, this is an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns about the current administration’s plans to eventually overhaul the Affordable Care Act, including making dramatic changes to health care programs for low-income families, such as Medicaid. Read more

Despite Passage of School Vouchers, the Fight for Public Education is NOT Over

Governor Ducey has signed a new law expanding ESA vouchers for private schools to all students statewide after the measure passed the legislature by one vote in each house. This measure does nothing to address Arizona’s growing teacher shortage crisis, nothing to close the achievement gap for children growing up poor, and nothing to enable public schools to update classroom textbooks and technology. Read more

Protect Our Health Coverage Rally

Join Children’s Action Alliance and community partners for a rally at the Arizona state capitol tomorrow, calling on Congress to protect health coverage for children and families. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act tomorrow afternoon. This bill will kick millions of people off health insurance, including children and seniors, and make coverage unaffordable for millions of others. Read more

How Are Kids Doing in Your Legislative District?

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to share with you our 2017 legislative district fact sheets, information about Arizona’s 30 legislative districts that is updated annually. Our work is data-driven, and these fact sheets – which we share each year with lawmakers – give you a good sense of what we analyze on a regular basis to determine our policy priorities for the legislative session. Read more

Urge Your Elected Officials to Say NO to the American Health Care Act

Together, we have made a huge difference; let’s keep up the good work! Here are two important actions you can take this week: 1) Today, March 16th, is National Medicaid Call-In Day. People from around the country will call Congress to tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Read more

House GOP Health Care Proposal Would Make Coverage Unaffordable for Arizonans

PDF Version  Fewer Available Tax Credits Would Hit Arizona Hard (Phoenix, AZ) – Arizona would be among the states facing the biggest cuts to tax credits in the nation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan being considered by House Committees this week, according to new estimates released today by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Read more

A Spot of Good News: The Number of Kids in Foster Care is Dropping

Some good news from the Department of Child Safety (DCS): The number of children in foster care has been declining with children moving to permanent homes from foster care and fewer children entering care. As of December 2016, there were 17,149 children in foster care down from a high of 19,044 in February. Read more

You Are Invited to Take Part in a Listening Session on Health Care

Posted February 21, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
As Congress continues to debate the fate of the Affordable Care Act, we encourage you to join us tomorrow evening for a Children’s Action Alliance’s Congressional Health Care Listening Session in Phoenix. Members of Congress are in recess and in their home districts this week. We have invited Arizona’s senators and district representatives to participate, either by attending themselves or sending a staff aide. Read more

Policy Brief: Arizona Families and Economy Count on the Affordable Care Act

Our latest policy brief: Arizona Families and Economy Count on Health Coverage in the Affordable Care Act.  Read more