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Health. Education. Security.

199

Young Adults

who lived in foster care now have access to a college education with a tuition waiver

5,000

Children

being raised by their grandparents or other relatives have more stability thanks to a small financial stipend

30,000

Children

in working families have more access to quality early learning through improved child care policies

750,000

Arizona Children

can still count on affordable health coverage through Medicaid and KidsCare

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Our 2020 Legislative Priorities

We urge elected officials to protect Arizona’s ability to meet the education, health care, and human services needs of vulnerable children and families by not introducing new tax cuts, tax credits, or any other legislation that reduces state revenue.

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We work to create an Arizona where every child is safe, loved, and has access to quality education and affordable health care.

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Economic Stress: COVID-19’s real threat to child safety and well-being

With stay-at-home orders in place and schools largely shuttered since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the child welfare community are concerned about undetected child maltreatment due to a lack of mandated reporter eyes on children. Many are also bracing for a surge in reports to the…

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National survey shows overwhelming support for investment in high-quality early childhood education

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Today’s the day – ACA Repeal Oral Arguments Before SCOTUS

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Today is the last day to vote, Election Day

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The impact of COVID-19 on youth aging out of foster care