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Delegates Assembly Celebrates $26.6M for Schools, Commitments on Medicaid & Respite Care

1411 - VIP - Legislative Commitments at Delegates Assembly

Rep. Doug Coleman addresses VIP leaders at Fall Assembly.

Two hundred Valley Interfaith Project delegates assembled after the fall election to celebrate the raising of $26.6 Million in public school dollars for Tempe Elementary and Scottsdale Unified School Districts. Leaders achieved this by successfully passing local school override measures.

Key legislative allies in attendance vowed to to protect Medicaid expansion, re-connect public school funding to inflation and advance new legislation for Respite Care, all part of VIP’s 2015 Human Development agenda.

VIP Wins Commitments on Schools, Healthcare & Training from Legislative Candidates (Districts 23 & 28)

140812 - VIP - TR - Kavanaugh Responds to VIPValley Interfaith Project leaders challenged Arizona legislative candidates for Districts 23 and 28 to commit to supporting Medicaid expansion, schools, and increased funding for education and workforce development in a  meeting that drew 250.  District 23 includes most of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Rio Verde.  District 28 covers much of northern Phoenix, Paradise Valley and sections of Scottsdale.  [Photo Credit: Edward Gately, The Republic]

Most of the candidates committed to supporting VIP’s three-point agenda.  Those that participated in the assembly include: Rep. John Kavanaugh (District 23), Jeff Schwartz and Paula Pennypacker; Effie Carlson, Jay Lawrence, and Bob Littefield; and Michelle Ugenti.  District 28 candidates included Senator Adam Driggs and Kelli Butler; and House candidates Rep. Eric Meyer, Rep. Kaye Brophy-McGee and Mary Hamway.  See article below for specific responses.

Legislative Candidates Sign Off of on Interfaith Group’s Agenda, The Arizona Republic