Tag: Children’s Action Alliance

Children’s Action Alliance — SAVE THE DATE: March 8 – Support oral health for the whole family at the Capitol

Children’s Action Alliance — SAVE THE DATE: March 8 – Support oral health for the whole family at the Capitol

| January 24, 2023

Research has shown that oral health is a core part of overall health, shaping well-being at every age. Dental disease can harm heart, and lungs, complicate diabetes, and even impact cognitive abilities as everyone gets older. Good oral health is also important in ensuring healthy pregnancies and thriving children.  Untreated dental disease may lead to complications such as preeclampsia—a potentially fatal blood pressure condition, preterm delivery, and lower birth weight babies. Additionally, children are much more likely to have cavities if their birth parent has untreated cavities or tooth loss, and they are much more likely to miss school due to pain in the mouth.In Arizona, over two million adults, over the age of 21 who participate in AHCCCS, do not have a dental benefit for preventative services.

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Children’s Action Alliance opinion — Urges House HHS Committee members to vote no

Children’s Action Alliance opinion — Urges House HHS Committee members to vote no

| January 24, 2023

HB2227 allows some out-of-school time child care providers to avoid licensing requirements while still receiving Child Care Assistance monies.

This is a dangerous bill that would allow already unlicensed after school programs to receive CCDF assistance while avoiding the health and safety requirements that all other providers must meet. It creates an unlevel playing field for providers- most of whom aren’t allowed to be exempt from licensure and oversight. And it creates an uneven playing field for children- who ALL deserve to be in healthy and safe environments.

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Children’s Action Alliance and AZCenter for Economic Progress announce 2023 legislative priorities

Children’s Action Alliance and AZCenter for Economic Progress announce 2023 legislative priorities

| January 10, 2023

This year brings great opportunity for Arizona with a new Governor and legislature to address many of our state’s biggest challenges and create the conditions which will lead to a more vibrant economy and a place where all children and families can thrive. Over the next two weeks, Arizona will inaugurate our statewide elected leaders, the new legislature will begin its session, and Governor Hobbs will deliver her first state-of-the-state address and share her state budget proposal. 

With so many big moments upon us, we want to share our 2023 legislative priorities – priorities that we hope many of our newly elected officials will get behind.  

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Children’s Action Alliance — Building an Arizona where children thrive, starts with you

Children’s Action Alliance — Building an Arizona where children thrive, starts with you

| January 4, 2023

The 2022 legislative session proved challenging, and while we received a sometimes-hostile reception toward the policy solutions we seek, we never gave up. In fact, adversity only seems to make us stronger.

When the 2023 legislative session begins (this) month, CAA will continue our work to find a permanent fix to an unnecessary school spending limit that is based on what it cost to educate students in 1980 and which, if not permanently fixed, will keep our schools in the basement of funding compared to the rest of the nation.

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Children’s Action Alliance — 5,000 Arizona kids gained health coverage during the pandemic – but we’ve still got work to do

Children’s Action Alliance — 5,000 Arizona kids gained health coverage during the pandemic – but we’ve still got work to do

| December 13, 2022

Health insurance is a long-term investment for children. It helps families get the care they need, when they need it, without fear of expensive health bills. And it helps kids learn, grow, and play at their best.

Racial and ethnic disparities in coverage rates persist, but a new report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families show some bright spots. In 2019 nearly 1 in 4 American Indian / Alaska Native children were uninsured. In 2021, that figure dropped to fewer than 1 in 5. But the uninsured rate for American Indian / Alaska Native kids in our state is still significantly higher than that of all Arizona children (8.5%).

While the rate of uninsured children in Arizona is improving, we still have a higher rate of uninsured children than the national average (5.4%).

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CAA + Arizona Center for Economic Program — Prop 308 Passes. Thank you, Arizona voters!

CAA + Arizona Center for Economic Program — Prop 308 Passes. Thank you, Arizona voters!

| November 22, 2022

Thank you, Arizona voters!

Arizona voters helped make a college education more of a reality for thousands of Arizona Dreamers by approving Proposition 308. The passage of Proposition 308 will allow all Dreamers who have lived in Arizona for more than two years and graduated from an Arizona high school the choice to attend Arizona’s public universities and community colleges at an in-state tuition rate (the same rate as all other Arizona high school graduates pay), reducing current cost by more than 50 percent. This historical measure extends eligibility for in-state financial aid assistance. Proposition 308 repeals portions of a harmful, anti-immigrant measure from 2006 that not only restricted in-state tuition and financial aid access for undocumented Arizona students, but also prevented access to state-subsidized childcare assistance to qualified mixed-state households and adult education for undocumented persons.

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CAA + Arizona Center for Economic Program — Join the good fight – We’re hiring!

CAA + Arizona Center for Economic Program — Join the good fight – We’re hiring!

| November 15, 2022

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress and Children’s Action Alliance are hiring!

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress seeks a new senior director with the vision and skills to continue the growth of the AZCenter as a trusted source of information, an influential mover of policy, and an agent of transformational change for traditionally marginalized populations. Among the skills, the ideal candidate will have are the political savvy and strategic thinking to successfully advance policy solutions in a nonpartisan manner to build thriving communities and better economic opportunities for all Arizonans.

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Children’s Action Alliance — National academic progress report is out – See how AZ students performed

Children’s Action Alliance — National academic progress report is out – See how AZ students performed

| November 8, 2022

As expected, the COVID pandemic had a significant impact on our nation’s children. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) recent report shows students’ NAEP scores have decreased in math and reading competency. Although Arizona students fared better overall than most states, their scores are still among the lowest in the country on student achievement. The NAEP assessment, administered in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, allows state-to-state comparison of academic performance. It was administered in 2019, and it shows how students’ performed before and after the COVID pandemic

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Children’s Action Alliance Issues Guide

Children’s Action Alliance Issues Guide

| October 18, 2022

The CAA Issues Guide provides information and recommended policy priorities voters should consider this election cycle in selecting candidates and propositions that support children and families.

Regardless of the outcome, we look forward to working with all elected officials to keep children and young people first.

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The Arizona Center for Economic Progress + Children’s Action Alliance — Vote YES on Prop 308

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress + Children’s Action Alliance — Vote YES on Prop 308

| October 11, 2022

A YES vote will allow all DREAMers who have lived in Arizona for more than two years and graduated from an Arizona high school the choice to attend Arizona’s public universities and community colleges at an in-state tuition rate (the same rate as all other resident Arizona high school graduates pay), reducing the current cost by more than 50 percent.   

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