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Senator John McCain Stands for AZ and Says No to Graham-Cassidy Repeal

Posted September 22, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, Health, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Across Arizona, families with children, seniors, people with disabilities, children in foster care, parents with pre-existing conditions, and children with special needs thank John McCain for standing with his Grand Canyon state and announcing he will vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Repeal bill. In his statement, McCain said, “I cannot, in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. Read more

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

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

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

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!

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

We Are Hiring a Policy Associate…

Posted July 25, 2017 to Blog, enews, Issues | Comments (0)
Join us as we continue to serve as a voice for Arizona children in the community and at the legislature. Click here for more information about the position and how to apply. Read more

Happy New Year! Fiscal Year, That Is

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

Our Summer Newsletter for June – September 2017

Posted July 14, 2017 to Grandfamilies, Grandfamilies | Comments (0)
Please enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter from Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors. The Grandparents Summit is fast approaching, taking place on September 9th in Phoenix. Register today – information is available online. Read more

Ducey’s Results-Based Funding Favors High-Income Schools

Who Are the Winners and What Results Can We Expect?  PDF Version  The largest of Governor Ducey’s twelve education initiatives is a proposed $38 million for a bonus for excelling schools. He says this is part of his promise to expand access to high quality education for all students – no matter where they live and no matter where they can afford to live. Read more

Urge Senators McCain and Flake to Start Over on a New Health Care Bill

Your efforts to convince Congress to pass meaningful health care reform are working: The U.S. Senate put off voting on health care reform until after the July 4th holiday recess. Now is the time to keep the message strong to Senators McCain and Flake that we need a bill that works for Arizona, NOT one that pulls the rug out from thousands of children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Read more