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Thank You for a Successful Grandparents Summit

Posted February 2, 2012 to Blog, Related Issues | Comments (0)

More than 175 grandparents and advocates gathered in Casa Grande this last Sunday for The Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors Community Outreach and Advocacy Summit. Together they explored policies that will help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and keep their families together.

Arizona Grandfamilies Fact Sheet

Experts in legal, health, financial, and education issues offered resources for families. Special thanks to Senator Linda Lopez and Representative Frank Pratt who answered questions about what is on the horizon for children and families in Arizona. Senator Leah Landrum Taylor gave a rousing keynote address, congratulating grandparents for stepping up to care for their grandchildren and keeping the kids out of foster care, and urging grandparents to speak up and be part of legislative and policy-making processes. Mutual support and advocacy for grandfamilies were the themes of the day.

Thanks to The Center for Economic Integrity, Rosemont Copper, AARP, resource organizations, and all the grandparents who traveled across Arizona to make the Summit an enormous success.

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