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Children’s Action Alliance 2020 Legislative Candidate Questionnaire

| July 7, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance 2020 Legislative Candidate Questionnaire

Elections have consequences. Perhaps, this year more than any other, this statement rings true. The legislators  we elect  this November will shape Arizona‘s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn.  When they take office in January, legislators will have to contend with a budget shortfall currently projected at over $500 million for FY2021. They will also have the opportunity to make policy that addresses structural and systemic racism and pursue a path of racial justice for Arizona’s children.

Children’s Action Alliance is proud to provide non-partisan information to educate voters about children’s health, education, and security and to help you connect with the candidates who share your priorities.

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Register for 2020 Virtual Meet the Candidates!

| July 7, 2020
Register for 2020 Virtual Meet the Candidates!

DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN!

This year’s Arizona Capitol Times Meet the Candidates will be streamed live on YouTube at 6 p.m. each night from July 13 to July 17. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from the candidates, and interact with them by sending in questions. Don’t forget to register – they’re free to attend! 

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Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| July 7, 2020
Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

A variety of resource guides are available for cities throughout Coconino County to help families reach the resources they need during the Covid-19 emergency.

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Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

| June 30, 2020
Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth A variety of summer food programs are available in Coconino County. *** The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grab and Go” food service program continues through July 31, 2020 while the meal service at Kinsey Elementary School will be shifting to a mobile service beginning Monday, June 22.  […]

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Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program to Provide Free and Confidential Support and Connections to Resources for Arizona Residents Impacted by COVID-19

| June 30, 2020
Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program to Provide Free and Confidential Support and Connections to Resources for Arizona Residents Impacted by COVID-19

In partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and made possible by Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant funding, Crisis Response Network (CRN) announces that the new Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program launched on July 22, 2020, to provide 100% free and confidential support and connections to resources for Arizona residents impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Accessible via CRN’s existing 2-1-1 statewide information and referral phone number, the Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program is a bilingual (English and Spanish), federally-funded program that will connect callers to crisis counseling providers in their area throughout the state of Arizona.

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Association for Supportive Child Care provide information to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace

| June 30, 2020
Association for Supportive Child Care provide information to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace

The Association for Supportive Child Care has provided information on Enhanced Health and Safety Policies/Protocols to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds available

| June 30, 2020
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds available

Coconino County families and individuals struggling to pay their utility and/or rental/mortgage bills may qualify for assistance from Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS).  

 The CCHHS Office of Community and Career Services, a Community Action Agency, administers a Utility Assistance Program called the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as well as a Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program to help County residents.  

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

| June 30, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program.

“The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one to create a world filled with love and equity that honors diversity and embraces all colors, shades, races, ethnicities, levels of ability and gender fluidity,” said Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma.

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I’m Willing To Fight For America’: 5 Student Activists On Protesting For Change. See more national education news here

| June 23, 2020
I’m Willing To Fight For America’: 5 Student Activists On Protesting For Change. See more national education news here

Peaceful, student-led protests have been a powerful force for change throughout American history. … So what does student activism look like today? It’s happening online and in the streets; with art and tech skills. NPR Ed spoke to five high school and college students fighting in different ways for black lives, an end to police brutality and structural racism.

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Statement on death of George Floyd from Coconino County Legal Defender and Public Defender

| June 16, 2020
Statement on death of George Floyd from Coconino County Legal Defender and Public Defender

pear tip of the American Criminal Justice System. It is easy to say that police brutality has no place in this system. But when a system authorizes law enforcement to use lethal violence against the people over $20 or cigarettes or a toy gun or while they’re asleep in their beds, it is incumbent on those working within that system to examine how their own actions propel the inexorable grind of the machinery of justice.

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