Big Win! Final Public Charge Rule Announced

Last week, the Biden Administration announced changes to immigration rules that disproportionately harm low-income people of color.   The changes repeal and replace extreme and discriminatory changes to the Public Charge determination process, which we and so many other Arizona advocates and allies…

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Please Turn In Your Signature Petitions NOW!

In three weeks, Save Our Schools Arizona turns in signatures to stop yet another universal voucher scheme — they need them back ASAP!  This year’s ill advised, universal voucher expansion already has 6500+ applicants, the vast majority of which have NEVER stepped foot in a public school. Vouchers…

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Passage of SB 1050 is a First Step in Rethinking Neglect

Passage of SB 1050 is a First Step in Rethinking Neglect: To prevent child maltreatment, Arizona must rethink both how it defines and responds to neglect.  By replacing one word, Senate Bill 1050 (Townsend), made a small but significant shift in the way the state defines child neglect. A finding of…

Your voice is needed to get 2022 health wins over the finish line

CAA and our partners worked hard this year to get the legislature to approve changes to our Medicaid and CHIP programs (AHCCCS and KidsCare). Thanks to your advocacy, the legislature passed bills making it easier for people to access high quality, affordable health coverage.    Now AHCCCS needs our…

AZECA’s Full Partnership Meeting and the Rollout of the New Membership Model

The Arizona Early Childhood Alliance (AZECA) will hold a full partnership meeting on August 29th, 2022 to discuss the roll out of the new membership model and updated website.   AZECA is an alliance of 50+ cross-sector partners statewide who are working together to give every Arizona child a great…

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Save Our Schools Arizona Petition Drive

Save Our Schools Arizona is running a statewide referendum to stop the universal voucher expansion passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor earlier this summer. This expansion will strip Arizona public schools of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. This means our taxpayer funds will be…

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2022 KidsCount Data Show AZ Children are in Crisis

Children in the United States are experiencing anxiety and depression at alarming rates, per the newly released 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.   In the year before the COVID-19 pandemic, 9% of U.S. high school…

Happy Birthday to the Children’s Health Insurance Program!

Today marks a special anniversary: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is 25 years old. The program, known as “KidsCare” in Arizona, has established itself as a critical federal-state partnership to meet children’s health care needs.   Arizona hasn’t always embraced the program….

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RESILIENCE Through the Eyes of a Child, Tuesday, October 25

Join us for RESILENCE: Through the Eyes of a Child, Tuesday, October 25th Tickets: $50 each includes hors d’oeuvres & beverages Community & Corporate Sponsorship Packages Available.  Contact Damita Curry at dcurry@azchildren.org for more information When? Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:30...

FAAZ is looking for youth to join its Young Adult Leadership Board

Request Information Form Here Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is seeking new members for its Young Adult Leadership Board! FAAZ is a community of young leaders with lived experience in foster care who connect other young adults leaving care with the information, resources, and support they need to…