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Thank You For Participating in Our News Conference and Rally at the State Capitol

News conference KidsCare Gina Cobb CROPPED A big thank you to our community partners, members of the Cover Kids Coalition and constituents across Arizona who joined us this week for a news conference and rally at the State Capitol, as we urged lawmakers to include KidsCare in their budget proposals to Governor Ducey. We also thank each of you who have emailed and called your representatives and the Governor to voice your support over the past several months. Read more

State Legislative Update: What You Need to Know About the Budget

canstockphoto10144631 Budget charts are circulating throughout the capitol that reflect proposals from Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker David Gowan. They are working to round up enough votes to pass the budget over the next two weeks. Now is the time for Arizonans to let our own state senators and representatives know what priorities we want them to vote for in the budget. Read more

On Arizona Gives Day, Support Children’s Action Alliance

canstockphoto20662535 All around the state, Arizonans are taking time today to make a donation to support causes they care about, causes like education, health care and strong families. By giving to Children’s Action Alliance today, you will be showing your support for the common goals we share: That all children have health insurance That no child is raised in poverty and hunger That every child enters school ready to learn and succeed That no child suffers from abuse and neglect That every child has a place to call home That struggling teens have the support they need to become responsible adults That grandparents have the resources to raise their grandchildren You can be a voice for children and families to Governor Ducey, legislators, state agency leaders and the media.  Read more

March Legislative Update: Good Bills, Bad Bills and Where They Stand

Capitalsmall It is more than two months into the Arizona legislative session and we have seen a variety of measures that are good for our state’s children, as well as those that are outright dangerous.The committee process is over, but bills are still being heard by the full House and full Senate. Read more

Mark Your Calendars to Vote YES on Prop 123 in May

File_000 Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to join organizations across Arizona to support Proposition 123. Students will benefit from funds that can be used to update textbooks and technology, support quality teachers, promote third grade reading, and achieve greater proficiency in science and math skills. Proposition 123 is not a revolutionary leap forward for public education. Read more

Arizona Welfare to Work Policies Doing Little to Help Families

4.1.1 In 1979, one out of every two families with children living in poverty in Arizona participated in welfare assistance. In 2014, almost two decades after welfare reform, only one out of eleven families with children living in poverty in Arizona participated in the new program. Those who are able to participate receive a monthly average of only $93 per person in Arizona — one of the lowest rates of assistance in the country. Read more

Your Help is Needed: Tell Gov. Ducey You Want Him to #UnfreezeKidsCare

canstockphoto6971829 Arizona children need your voice. Please take a moment to call Governor Ducey at 602-542-4331 or email him with this link to ask him to #UnfreezeKidsCare. Thank you for your support. Read more

Statement from CAA on HB 2309, Bill to #UnfreezeKidsCare

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Paul and his dad cropped (Phoenix, AZ) – The following is a statement from Children’s Action Alliance president and CEO, Dana Wolfe Naimark, on legislative efforts to reinstate KidsCare, Arizona’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): “KidsCare has broad, bipartisan support in the legislature, where the Arizona House passed HB 2309 last week 47-12. Lifting the temporary freeze on KidsCare is a top priority across the state for pediatricians and nurses, employers and parents, AARP and faith groups, educators and rural communities. Read more

Fostering Advocates Arizona Unveils 2016 Priorities

FAAZ kids photo As young adults who have experienced foster care first hand, it troubles us deeply to see the increasing number of kids coming into and aging out of foster care in Arizona each year. Having lived through the obstacles that brought us into care, managing life while in care, and surviving life after care, we understand the hurdles and struggles current and former foster youth face each day and it is the driving force behind our advocacy efforts. Read more

Arizona Needs a Time Out From Tax Cuts and Tax Credits

Tax Cuts - 85 percent Governor Ducey and many state legislators proclaim that structural balance is their top budget priority. They say ongoing state spending must be contained to levels below ongoing state revenues. But they keep cutting state revenues, making structural balance harder and harder to reach. To promote structural balance along with state priorities for children’s health, education and security, Children’s Action Alliance opposes any new tax cut or new or expanded tax credits this year. Read more