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Keep Up the Momentum: NO ACA Repeal Without Immediate Replacement

January 12, 2017
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”?

January 11, 2017
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

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

Arizona Center for Economic Progress Begins Statewide Collaboration, Work

January 5, 2017
PDF Version  (Phoenix, AZ) – More than 75 community leaders gathered in central Phoenix today 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

November 4, 2016
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

2017 Leadership Academy

October 27, 2016
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.

New Study Finds Investment in Public K-12 Education Continues to Drop

October 26, 2016
Arizona is among five of the eight states with the biggest cuts to public education since 2008 that have also cut income taxes during that time period, according to an updated report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Per student state dollars, adjusted for inflation, for Arizona’s K-12 funding formula is 12.8% lower in fiscal year 2017 than in fiscal year 2008. Read more

KidsCare Partners Outreach Toolkit

October 18, 2016
Webinar: KidsCare Payment Procedures and Practices Tips on Paying KidsCare Premiums KidsCare Questions and Answers Suggested Newsletter Article in English and Spanish Suggested Newsletter Article in English and Spanish (Word) KidsCare Social Media Posts in English and Spanish KidsCare Social Media Posts in English and Spanish (Word) KidsCare Flier/Poster in English and Spanish (8 1/2″ x 11″) KidsCare is Back! Read more

Early Voting for the General Election Starts Now

October 17, 2016
Are you ready to vote? If your registration is current, you can cast an early ballot at any number of voting sites across Arizona. Find an early voting polling place near you by clicking this link. The general election is Tuesday, November 8th. Read more