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“Moms” Petition Urges Sen. McCain and Flake to Keep Affordable Health Coverage Options for Families

May 12, 2017
PDF Version (Phoenix, AZ) – What is it that moms really want for Mother’s Day? Is it a human sized, automatic, remote-controlled vacuum cleaner? An automatic wine dispenser or self-cleaning house? She likely wants all those things, but as health care legislation continues to be debated in Washington, D.C., could it be that moms also really want affordable health coverage for families? Read more

The Good and Not-So-Good of the 2018 State Budget

May 11, 2017
The state legislature ended its 2017 session last night. There were a few small bright spots for children and families. But the big decisions put us on a path to endanger children’s health, education and security going forward. Many Arizona lawmakers continue to point to the 2009 Great Recession, to blame struggling parents, and to vilify cities and school boards instead of standing up to take responsibility for the policy decisions in their hands. Read more

Sign Our Mothers Day Request for Senators Flake and McCain

May 10, 2017
Join us in sending a message to Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake: Preserve health care for children and families, particularly those with pre-existing conditions. You can sign the petition here. Thank you for standing up for Arizona families!   Read more

State Budget Behind Closed Doors: Not Enough to Protect Arizona Families

May 3, 2017
State budget negotiations have been behind the scenes like usual and an official budget proposal was released yesterday for hearings today. While the budget has some small signs of progress for children and families, the big picture will do nothing to improve children’s health education and security. The good news is the votes are not nailed down and there is still a chance to re-shape this budget! Read more

Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care Should Get Health Coverage Through Medicaid

April 27, 2017
For young people who have experienced foster care, access to affordable health insurance is critical to their everyday success. While Federal Law has expanded health coverage to alumni who were in foster care at age 18, there are significant roadblocks to enrolling in and maintaining coverage. Our policy brief, Health Insurance for Youth Formerly in Foster Care – Focus on Medicaid Coverage in Arizona, examines the barriers many youth in foster care face and recommendations to ensure eligible young people can get the health insurance coverage they need to thrive in adulthood. Read more

Despite Passage of School Vouchers, the Fight for Public Education is NOT Over

April 7, 2017
Governor Ducey has signed a new law expanding ESA vouchers for private schools to all students statewide after the measure passed the legislature by one vote in each house. This measure does nothing to address Arizona’s growing teacher shortage crisis, nothing to close the achievement gap for children growing up poor, and nothing to enable public schools to update classroom textbooks and technology. Read more

Protect Our Health Coverage Rally

March 22, 2017
Join Children’s Action Alliance and community partners for a rally at the Arizona state capitol tomorrow, calling on Congress to protect health coverage for children and families. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act tomorrow afternoon. This bill will kick millions of people off health insurance, including children and seniors, and make coverage unaffordable for millions of others. Read more

How Are Kids Doing in Your Legislative District?

March 21, 2017
Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to share with you our 2017 legislative district fact sheets, information about Arizona’s 30 legislative districts that is updated annually. Our work is data-driven, and these fact sheets – which we share each year with lawmakers – give you a good sense of what we analyze on a regular basis to determine our policy priorities for the legislative session. Read more

What You Need to Know About The Arizona Center for Economic Progress

March 20, 2017
The Arizona Center for Economic Progress engages a diverse group of partners in advancing thoughtful analysis and effective solutions to generate economic growth shared by all Arizonans. We work toward a long-term vision that builds economic opportunity and quality jobs through great education, balanced tax and budget policies, as well as robust infrastructure. Read more

Urge Your Elected Officials to Say NO to the American Health Care Act

March 15, 2017
Together, we have made a huge difference; let’s keep up the good work! Here are two important actions you can take this week: 1) Today, March 16th, is National Medicaid Call-In Day. People from around the country will call Congress to tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Read more