Tag Archives: School Override

West Valley VIP Leaders Gear Up for School District Override Measure

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leaders in western Maricopa County gathered in El Mirage on August 15th for a regional leaders training session on local organizing.  Leaders from predominantly Hispanic/Latino churches, schools, and community groups studied the importance of institutions in public life and then engaged in careful listening to pressures on families in house meetings.  The group strategized work for a school district override measure on the November ballot, and they are planning for house meeting campaigns as well as research actions around secondary and post-secondary education.

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

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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.