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Hiring: Part-time Contractor for Health Care Story Bank Collection

Posted February 16, 2018 to Blog, enews, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
One of Children’s Action Alliance’s priorities is protecting affordable health care coverage for children and families. We are currently seeking a self-starting contractor who loves talking with people to identify families share their own health care stories. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are need to interview folks, write and video stories, and train people to be Health Care Ambassadors. Read more

West Valley Education Forum on Thursday, January 25

Posted January 19, 2018 to Blog, E-news, enews, K-12 Education | Comments (0)
Join the League of Women Voters, Children’s Action Alliance, Save Our Schools, AZ PTA, American Association of University Women, Kappa Kappa Gamma West Valley Alumni and members of the community for a forum on K-12 education funding next Thursday, January 25th in Surprise. This is your opportunity to hear more about what’s going on at the legislative level and make your voice heard. Read more

Lawmakers Need to Hear From You: Keep KidsCare in Place for AZ Working Families

The legislative session is in full swing, with important bills already being heard in committees. Just one critical measure being considered is HB 2127 to prevent another freeze of KidsCare, Arizona’s affordable health coverage for working families. The first hearing is scheduled for this Thursday, January 18th at 10:30 am. Congress has not yet voted to provide continued federal funding, but we expect a vote in the next two months. Read more

Gov. Ducey’s FY 2019 Budget Plan Fails Arizona Schools

Governor Ducey released his budget proposal today. There are some trends that are good for kids growing up in Arizona today, including a proposed funding increase for more children who are adopted from foster care and no new prison beds. But his lack of a long term financial plan for public schools fails Arizona. Read more

Gov. Ducey’s K-12 Education Funding Plan Fails to Restore $952M in K-12 Cuts

Governor Ducey announced an outline of his budget proposals for K-12 public schools yesterday. He enthusiastically described the value of reversing $100 million in cuts to classroom funding that he made just three years ago. He also wants to add $10 million in this year’s budget and $18 million in next year’s budget for school building maintenance and repair. Read more

Give to Children’s Action Alliance Today and Be Entered to Win!

Posted December 15, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews | Comments (0)
Your donation can help achieve our 2018 Policy Priorities for children and families. Everyone who donates $100 or more by December 21st will be entered to win our Casino Night basket. This includes a one-night stay, dinner for two at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and a gift certificate to Agave’s. Don’t miss this opportunity to win and to help make Arizona children safer and healthier, make your contribution today! Read more

Save the Date: March to Save Arizona Schools!

Posted December 14, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, K-12 Education | Comments (0)
Start the new year by raising your voice for public education with Arizonans from around the state. Mark your calendars for this event:   Read more

Report: Child Care Policies Rank AZ Near the Bottom

Access to quality child care is important for the well-being of parents, children, and our communities. The National Women’s Law Center released a new report entitled Persistent Gaps: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2017  that compares how states encourage or impede access to affordable, quality child care for working families. The good news in Arizona is that the co-payment amount that families are required to pay dropped significantly. Read more

Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK to Study!

We are pleased to share that Frank Smith, a member of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board, has just been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious post-graduate scholarship. The award was granted to only 43 students this year, and is focused on leadership and strengthening the relationship between the USA and the United Kingdom. Read more

AZ Tax Collections Too Slow to Re-Invest in K-12 Public Schools

State revenue projections show that relying on economic growth without tax increases is not a realistic plan to reinvest the funding our schools need. Children’s Action Alliance highlights this gap in a new Return on Education policy brief. The data show that Arizona’s K-12 public schools are STILL short $1.1 billion in state funding compared to fiscal year 2008, before the budget cuts during the Great Recession. Read more