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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

Education Advocates Unite for AZ Schools Now Town Hall

Unite for change and join AZ Schools Now for a town hall meeting on K-12 education. With K-12 initiatives at the top of the legislative agenda, now is the time to be part of the discussion about important education measures being considered at the Capitol. When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Central High School Auditorium 4525 N. Read more

You’re Invited: Early Childhood Legislative Day

Come join the fun at the State Capitol! Early childhood champions are gathering to raise awareness of the importance of the early years at Early Childhood Legislative Day. Network with friends and legislators, as we show how early childhood development and health contribute to healthy children, third grade literacy, enhanced economic development and strong communities! Read more

Tell Your Representatives It’s Time to Raise Teacher Pay

Governor Ducey recently made his budget recommendations for next year, which included limited spending on 15 different education initiatives. While we are encouraged the Governor has named public education as his top priority, a sprinkle of money in a whole bunch of buckets won’t move the needle on any of our education goals. Read more

What is in Governor Ducey’s Budget for Education and Families?

Comparing what Governor Ducey proposed in his State of the State to his budget released this month, we’ve analyzed the proposals and put the important issues into a one page infographic. You’ll see that his BIG goals do not match up with the small investments. Read more

What’s on the Horizon for Public School Funding?

Gov. Ducey’s staff greets Arizona Education Foundation Teachers of the Year for 2017, Michele Doherty, and 2016, Christine Marsh. Governor Ducey announced with great enthusiasm a 15-point plan to strengthen public education with a focus on addressing the teacher shortage crisis and closing the achievement gap for students growing up in families with few economic resources. Read more

Keep Up the Momentum: NO ACA Repeal Without Immediate Replacement

Congress is moving fast on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even though they have yet to introduce a viable replacement plan that doesn’t threaten health coverage for more than 30 million Americans. While in the dark of last night the Senate voted to repeal the ACA, the vote was preliminary and procedural in nature and DOES NOT dismantle the health care law. Read more

What is “TANF”?

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, known as TANF, is a vital safety net program for families who need a little help between jobs. In fact, data shows parents who receive TANF only need it for a limited time, and stop getting benefits because they have found a job, not because they run out. Read more