AZ Snapshot: Veterans – An Arizona Asset

Posted on December 14, 2016 • Category: Well-Being



THE ARIZONA WE HAVE

Civic and community health are two of the goals that Arizona citizens have identified as critical to the state’s future. A key asset is veterans. Their participation in volunteer work, civic organizations and charitable contributions all exceed statewide averages and often exceed national averages for veterans.

ATTENDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

The statewide average for all Arizonans is 5.3%. The national average is 8.2%.

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WORKING WITH NEIGHBORS TO FIX/IMPROVE SOMETHING

The statewide average for all Arizonans is 5.7%. The national average is 7.6%.

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OTHER NEWS
78% Arizona veterans who vote “frequently” in local elections, compared to 54.4% of non-veterans. Nationally, 59.5% veterans under the age of 50 and 78.4% of veterans over the age of 50 vote frequently in local elections.
2016 VETERANS CIVIC HEALTH INDEX  

National Conference on Citizenship

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Lattie F. Coor

My Perspective

When CFA set out to build a citizens' agenda for Arizona, we didn't know it would end up placing Arizona at the center of a national struggle to address the challenges confronting democracy today–the growing lack of confidence that citizens have in government and their growing lack of participation in the civic life of our communities and nation.

In many ways, Arizona is a microcosm of these challenges. This fact was made clear in the results of the Gallup Arizona Poll (2009), which identified the deep concerns that Arizonans have about the need for both effective leaders and engaged citizens. CFA is now in the process of building Arizona Progress Meters for each of the 8 citizen goals defined by the people who live here. The culmination of these goals is The Arizona We Want.

The Arizona We Want is a long-term vision and it can be achieved if we work together.

Learn More about how CFA is activating the citizens' agenda for Arizona.


Citizen goals sit at the heart of all we do.


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