The YWCA of Southern Arizona’s Stand Together Arizona & Training Advocacy (STAT) Center conducted a statewide survey and held 14 town halls from Nogales to Kingman (including Bisbee, Tucson, Casa Grande, Tempe, Glendale, Globe, Show Low, Wickenburg, Prescott, Yuma, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff), in the Fall of 2017.
Here’s their initial report, which was released at the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday, January 18.
Complete findings will be reported later at www.ywca.org/operation haboob. This is a statewide, non-partisan, advocacy effort. 2000 people answered the survey.
“Let’s take Arizona by Storm” is their rallying cry.
More info on STAT at : https://www.facebook.com/YWCASTAT/
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Tagged #IAmTheStorm, Health Care, immigration politcies, Mari Herreras, Operation Haboob, public education, Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy, STAT, The People's Agenda, YWCA of Southern Arizona
Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley at the recent joint health committee meeting.
Economic Inequality, Access to Care & Workforce Development will be the focus of my Legislative update at the Democrats of Greater Tucson Meeting on Monday, December 4.
Come on down and hear how Arizona could lessen economic inequality and improve access to care while developing new career paths. Also, hear about new legislation being proposed in these areas in 2018.
Mingling starts after 11:30 a.m., and the program starts at noon on the dot. For $10, you can enjoy the Chinese buffet at the Dragon View Restaurant.
If you live in LD9 and have not donated $5 to support my Clean Elections campaign, please bring an extra $5 to the luncheon. Can’t make it on Monday? You can donate $5 online here and watch my blog for more on this topic.
Posted in Announcement, Arizona State Legislature, Civil Rights, Economics, Ethics, Healthcare, Justice, Labor, Legislation, Pamela Powers Hannley, Tucson
Tagged Democrats of Greater Tucson, DGT, Health Care, income inequality, labor, pamela powers hannley
THE BUS TOUR IS BACK
“Update: The bus tour is going back out on the road for the August Congressional recess. Stay tuned for more details, and for now, check out wrap up of the first tour below.
The Save My Care bus traveled over 15,000 miles to hold 53 events in 23 states so we could hear your stories about why your health care matters. Together, we sent a loud and clear message to Congress: do not repeal the health care we rely on.
Congress is still rushing through a dangerous bill that will destroy our health care, and so our fight continues. Watch our video, then share it on Facebook and Twitter below to spread the word about what’s at stake.
https://www.savemycare.org/tourevents/ (video of previous bus tour from Washington D.C. to 23 states, including Arizona).
Save Our Care is launching a bus tour for August recess, so we will keep posted as we find out cities and dates the bus will be stopping; Phx and Tucson and quite possible Cochise County will be around August 4th-5th. ”
Per AZ Capitol Times (yes, behind a paywall but I pay for my subscription so I get to talk about it):
Gov. Doug Ducey may have just cost more than 200,000 Arizonans a shot at keeping the health insurance they received through the Affordable Care Act, though they won’t know for sure until the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer.
Ducey has signed HB2643, which prohibits Arizona or any of its political subdivisions from using taxpayer dollars or personnel to establish a state-run health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. Arizona is one of 34 states using a federally run exchange after declining to set up a state-run exchange of its own. Continue reading
Posted in Arizona State Legislature, Budgets, Campaigns, Donna Gratehouse, Economics, Elections, GOP War On..., Healthcare, Legislation, President
Tagged Affordable Care Act, Arizona Capitol Times, Doug Ducey, Health Care, King v Burwell, Obamacare