Arizona Education Association

Summer 2020

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at the capitol SUMMER 2020 | ADVOCATE 5 T he Invest in Education citizen's initiative will make sure everyone pays their fair share so that Arizona students have the schools they deserve. This initiative will voter protect $940 million new dollars for public education funding. This permanent and sustainable revenue will be used for teacher salary increases, reducing class size, and making sure students have access to nurses, counselors, and other support staff who are critical to student success. The Invest in Education Act coalition includes AEA together with Stand for Children AZ, Children's Action Alliance, the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, and Arizona Interfaith Network. We Did It! On July 2, 2020, 435,669 signatures were filed with the Arizona Secretary of State to place the Invest in Education ballot initiative on the November 2020 ballot. AEA members and leaders dropping off boxes with 435,669 petition signatures, gathered during the hot Arizona summer, at the Arizona Secretary of State's office to file the Invest in Education Initiative for the ballot in November.

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