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June 2015 Newsletter – Arizona Community Action Association

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ACAA Newsletter - June 2015

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From the Director – On my Mind this Month

I started thinking about my column last month, where I wondered how our self-censoring affects our work or our impact in our work.   I wondered what would happen if we truly engaged the community we purport to serve. It made me wonder what I would do if time were limited, which in fact it is. How would I serve and on what would I focus? While I’ll continue asking that question, I know there are some things I need to do…

2016 Federal Budget ACTION OPPORTUNITY - A Very Critical Time

See newsletter for details on :

  • Update: LIHEAP and Weatherization Appropriations for 2016
  • FY2016 Appropriations – From David Bradley's June 9 National Community Action Foundation CAPBrief

Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation

Many children in Arizona look forward to the summer months. No school, no homework, and sleeping in are what many students are thinking about on the last day of school. That sounds like fun. But for some children the summer break means thinking about where or how they are going to eat. The students who rely on free and reduced lunches, which are part of the National School Lunch Program during the school year, are left without lunch over summer break. The school lunch for many students is often the only meal of the day. In order to make sure that kids don’t go hungry and to fill the summer hunger gap, the Summer Food Service Program is there for families and students…

UniSource Rate Case - Impact on Customers

UniSource Energy Services filed a rate case recently, seeking rates with higher fixed charges and lower energy costs. Customer bills will increase by about $2 on May of 2016, further increasing to approximately $8 after the expiration of a proposed bill credit expires. The proposed increase will pay for investments in transmission lines in Mohave County, a 7 MW solar array, and new automated options for customers who call the company’s Customer Care line…

ACAA MEMBERS - Why Renew? Why Join?

ACAA membership supports addressing the root causes of poverty. . . the only way we will ever see the end of poverty in Arizona…Why Renew or Join? Because ACAA members ARE crucial to a mission that impacts every Arizonan, and membership builds strength as together we seek an Arizona where everyone can thrive…

WELCOMING George Garcia

Last month we said goodbye to Amanda Lee, as she went on to pursue her law degree at Harvard University. And this month we welcome George Garcia (Program & Policy Manager), who will carry on where Amanda left off, working with our SNAP Partners and on other hunger related issues …

ACAA Is Recruiting Board Members!

ACAA is looking to recruit interested community members who share our vision of ending poverty in Arizona. Serving on the ACAA Board is a unique opportunity to be involved in building a strong anti-poverty movement throughout Arizona…

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