Join CASE in Building the New Arizona

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Hello, This week, CASE is initiating our first ever membership drive. After more than five years of raising standards for Arizona’s families, CASE is looking to expand our efforts. We will continue our work to raise voter participation among Latinos and young people in Arizona, and our successful campaigns to improve jobs policies and contracting standards at the City of …

What About Bob?

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Meet Bob Bob Lynch has worked at the airport for 20 years, but was laid off this week after his employer, the Terminal 2 foodservice provider Delaware North, walked away from their contract with the airport—giving their employees only 10 days notice. Bob describes feeling “devastated” when he got the bad news. “What are we going to do now? I …

Are we stuck in the middle?

Daria Ovide

The central Arizona economy depends on visitors who spend millions here, and Phoenix hotels and resorts suffered in 2009 more than most during the recession. But as outlined in this article from the Arizona Republic, even in a slow 2009, the industry generated tens of thousands of jobs and $166 million in sales and property taxes. As one of our …

Voters voting on voting laws

Daria Ovide

Progressive groups this week filed a ballot initiative to have voters decide whether they want to keep last-minute changes to Arizona voting laws pushed by local and national political interests. Read more about what’s in HB 2305 and what CASE is doing to stop it.

Phoenix City Council Lends Support to Immigration Bill

Daria Ovide

Cross-posted at Equal Voice News Grassroots activists in Arizona are hailing a recent vote by the Phoenix City Council: the May 28 approval of a resolution in support of S 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill before the U.S. Senate. The City Council approved the resolution by a vote of 6 to 1, community groups said. The vote is particularly important, …

Arizona Youth Demand the Right to Vote

Daria Ovide

On March 21, more than 80 teen voting volunteers strutted our way to the capitol to declare Arizona Voting Rights Protection Day. Determined for a response, we lobbied 20 legislators to vote against unjust elections bills, SB 1261 and SB 1003, that could potentially suppress the Latino vote and classify all the hard work we did to pick up ballots as a …

Three Reasons to Say No to HB 2280

Daria Ovide

Did you know that Governor Jan Brewer let a powerful group of corporations and the Legislature lower wages and benefits for working Arizonans? HB 2280 makes it illegal for cities and towns to ask employers to provide higher wages or more benefits for workers in their city limits. It also prevents local governments from making sure workers get paid leave, …