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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

We Are Hiring…

Posted March 21, 2017 to Blog | Comments (0)
Children’s Action Alliance is looking for a well-qualified interim vice president for development (fundraising) and engagement. This position is temporary and on contract. The job announcement is available here.    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

Join Advocates for Public Education at the State Capitol Monday

Monday is Presidents’ Day — Bring your kids and a couple of friends to celebrate with fellow champions for public education and show our elected officials our support for investments in teachers and students. AZ Schools Now will meet at 10:30 in front of the State House of Representatives, 1700 W. Read more

New Study Finds Repeal of Health Care Law Would Damage Arizona’s Economy

Posted February 8, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Your efforts to reach out to Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake to oppose a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a simultaneous solid replacement are working! Whether you have called or messaged them in the last month, Congress is holding off on repealing the ACA. Here are two important new tools to help our delegation make the right decisions for Arizona. Read more