Sometimes the most powerful way to get involved is to speak up.
Vocal advocates are an important part of bringing critical issues in our community to the attention of our elected and appointed decision-makers. You can play a role by sharing your support for programs that strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
See what our bold goals are in our latest Public Policy Agenda.
Historically, Congress never intended for taxpayers to pay tax on the gifts they give to “do the public good.” The federal tax law has had an adverse effect on charitable giving by the “every day donor,” since the standard deduction doubled. It now is only available to the top 5% of income earners. We need to allow the Charitable Tax Deduction to be taken by all taxpayers regardless of income level. Learn more in this executive summary.
DACA protects approximately 28,000 Arizona young people. We know firsthand the harm that removal of DACA will cause to both the young people directly affected and to our communities. Studies show that 95 percent of DACA students are either in school or working. Five percent started their own businesses. The Arizona DACA workforce paid $40 million in state taxes in 2014. We urge Congress to defend Dreamers.
Parents without reliable, affordable childcare may have to make the horrible choice to leave children home alone or in other inconsistent or dangerous situations when they have to go to work. This can contribute to lack of adequate supervision for children and a report of child neglect. Get local and national resources from Arizona Early Childhood Alliance here.
There’s never been a moment like now. Now is our opportunity to band together and fight for a MORE EQUITABLE FUTURE. To kick down old barriers and champion new ways of thinking. We need to STAND UP for those who have been overlooked for too long. We need to say, “not on my watch.” Because quietly doing good is no longer good enough. It’s time to be BOLD AND LOUD. It’s time for each of us to be a FORCE FOR CHANGE. Our mission isn’t small or easy. It’s a giant leap. A Mighty Change. But this community was made to be mighty. And this is our TIME TO PROVE IT. To learn more about how you can help, contact our Public Policy Team.
Take a look at our Public Policy Agenda to learn more about federal, state, and local policies we support. Talk with your friends, family, and peers about these important issues.Learn More