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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….

Events

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…

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THIS WEEKEND: Help Save Our Schools Stop Voucher Expansion

As the 2022 Legislative session ended, lawmakers passed a massive expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA Vouchers). ESA Vouchers take funds that would have gone to public schools and gives parents who opt out of those schools a debit card that can be used to pay for educational expenses including…

Save Home Visiting

The early childhood community celebrates a huge win in the Arizona state budget! The final version of the budget invests $10 million dollars to fill the funding gap and expand the Healthy Families Arizona (HFAz) home visiting program.  HFAz is designed to help expectant and new parents get their children…

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Abortion is More Than Health Care

Children’s Action Alliance envisions an Arizona where all children and families can thrive. We cannot stay silent about today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade. Today’s decision will not stop abortion in our state – not for those with resources. But…

Invest in Ed Repeal

Win for Prop 208 and the Voters of Arizona

PRESS STATEMENT  June 23, 2022  $800 Million in New Ongoing Funding for Public Education is a Win for Prop 208 and the Voters of Arizona  (PHOENIX, AZ) When nearly 1.7 million Arizona voters passed Proposition 208 in November 2020 they sent a clear message that they wanted to substantially increase…

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Budget Proposal Shortchanges Arizona Children and Families

The Arizona legislature is considering a new state budget proposal this week as they seek to avoid a state government shutdown with only 8 days remaining before the deadline. While we wish we could praise this budget proposal for including some new investments that we have been seeking for many years,…