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Join Advocates for Public Education at the State Capitol Monday

February 17, 2017
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

Education Advocates Unite for AZ Schools Now Town Hall

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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

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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

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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?

What's in State Budget PIX for Web, social media January 26, 2017
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

Keep Up the Momentum: NO ACA Repeal Without Immediate Replacement

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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”?

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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

Arizona Center for Economic Progress Begins Statewide Collaboration, Work

Arizona Center for Economic Progress P logo 3 January 6, 2017
(Phoenix, AZ) – More than 75 community leaders gathered in central Phoenix January 4th, 2017 to launch the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. This new venture brings together a diverse coalition of community leaders from across the state to collaborate on public policies and solutions to nurture good jobs and build strong communities. Read more

Urgent: Tell Senators Flake and McCain to Vote NO on Repeal of ACA Without a Replacement in Place

January 4, 2017
Congress is beginning the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today, which could threaten health coverage for more than 700,000 Arizonans and cause great damage to our state’s economy. We need your voice to speak up loud and clear for Arizona families to tell Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake to vote NO on an ACA repeal without an immediate replacement plan. Read more

Georgetown Study Finds Number of Uninsured Kids is Dropping

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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