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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

Arizona Bishops & AZ Interfaith Target Congressional Delegation with Immigration Reform Ad

1312-AZ-Interfaith-AZ-Speaks-Ad-SnapshotWith almost 400 signatories, faith, business and civic leaders posted a full-page newspaper ad calling on the Arizona Congressional Delegation to act on immigration reform.  The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, with the Arizona Interfaith Network, sponsored its publication in the Arizona Republic.  This letter is the same one signed by Catholic Bishop Thomas Olmsted with Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares, Rabbi John Linder, and ELCA Bishop Steve Talmage three weeks prior. 

Arizona Speaks: Now Is The Time for Immigration Reform, Arizona Republic