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Arizona Equal Voice Network is Hiring

Posted December 27, 2016 to Blog, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Housed at the Arizona Community Action Association, the Equal Voice Network is seeking a full-time “network weaver” to handle a variety of duties, including supporting internal and external communications and fostering relationships with member organizations. Learn more about the position by clicking here. Read more

Take Action: Tell Senators McCain and Flake to Vote NO on Repealing Health Care Law Without Simultaneous Replacement Plan

Congress is rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no guarantee that people in Arizona will have protections for pre-existing conditions or access to quality, affordable health insurance. This would leave children, seniors and people with disabilities at risk, knowing that they may have to stop critical treatments such as cancer care and prescription drugs. Read more

You Can Make 2017 Bright for Arizona Children

Posted December 14, 2016 to Blog, E-news, enews, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
As we send our New Year’s wishes out to colleagues, friends and family, Arizonans share hopes and dreams, worry and uncertainty about what 2017 will bring. This election year has certainly revealed deep divisions in our nation with so many people feeling left out and left behind and so much fear of the future translated into anger.  Read more

It’s Your Last Chance to Apply for Our Leadership Academy

Posted December 12, 2016 to Blog, E-news, enews, Events, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for Children’s Action Alliance’s 2017 Leadership Academy, an intensive nine-week program designed to mentor everyday Arizonans with the drive to make a difference in the community. Our nine-week program (weekends only) begins February 3, 2017 and runs through March 12. The Leadership Academy will equip the selected participants with the skills and knowledge to work for public policy changes that help Arizona children and families. Read more

Children’s Action Alliance is Moving to a New Location

Posted November 30, 2016 to Blog, E-news, enews, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
As our state has grown, so has the advocacy work and research we do on behalf of Arizona’s children. Our team has expanded and is busier than ever, thus, after nearly 30 years in the same location, Children’s Action Alliance is moving to a new office. We thank you for your patience and look forward to your continued support in the years to come. Read more

Seeking a Few Good Arizonans to Become Leaders

Posted November 22, 2016 to Blog, E-news, enews, Home Page Most Recent | * Comments (1)
We are looking for a few dedicated Arizonans who are longing to make a difference in the community, particularly on issues affecting children and families, but need a little fellowship and guidance to get started. Our Leadership Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2017 class, and is geared toward everyday Arizonans with the drive to make a change for the better. Read more

Georgetown Study Finds Number of Uninsured Kids is Dropping

Efforts to get more kids covered by health insurance are paying off. A recent study from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds the number of uninsured children in Arizona has dropped as the impact of health reform has taken effect. The percentage of kids without health coverage in Arizona declined by 30% between 2013 and 2015. Read more

Still Have a General Election Mail in Ballot?

Posted November 1, 2016 to Blog, Elections, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Do you have an early ballot you’ve not yet mailed? Because elections offices across Arizona must have possession of all ballots by the time polls close on November 8th, today is the final recommended day to mail them in. If you are still studying the candidates and won’t be able to send your ballot by tonight (you can view responses from legislative candidates on conditions for kids on our website and watch a debate on education issues online), you can drop it off at any early voting location this week or ANY polling site on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. Read more

Proposition 206: Better Wages for Arizona Working Families

This election cycle is a dynamic one with substantive questions on the ballot, such as Proposition 206, The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Initiative. Children’s Action Alliance is proud to support this measure, which gradually increases the state’s minimum wage over the next several years. Proposition 206 would raise the current $8.05 per hour to $10 in 2017, then to $12 by 2020. Read more

2017 Leadership Academy

Posted October 27, 2016 to Blog, enews, Events, Issues, Policy Resources | Comments (0)
CAA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Academy, a program for everyday folks who have a passion for making a difference but don't have the necessary skills or connections.