ERIC Number: ED334001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
It Is Time for Lisa...
Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Arizona has compiled one of the most dismal records in the country for addressing children's needs. For example, at the time of this report, the state ranked last in state support of early childhood education and graduated fewer high school students than 47 other states. Hopeful signs of citizens' concern have recently been found in results of a telephone poll of 618 randomly selected registered voters. Findings revealed surprising depth of support for increased funding for children's services and education and substantial backing for elected officials who advocate more money for children's programs, even if the programs require an increase in taxes. Interpreting the results of the poll as a mandate for action on behalf of Arizona's children, the Children's Action Alliance launched a comprehensive, multi-year effort on three fronts: a public education campaign, a mobilization of supporters' efforts, and a policymakers' and lawmakers' campaign. Issues on the agenda include maternal and child health care, early childhood education, abused and neglected children, homelessness and housing, and poverty. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Organizational Objectives, Public Opinion, Social Action, Social Agencies, State Surveys
Children's Action Alliance, 4001 North 3rd Street, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.; Arizona Community Foundation, Phoenix.; Melody S. Robidoux Foundation, Tucson, AZ.; Arizona Public Service Co., Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona; Childrens Action Alliance AZ