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June 2024

The Arizona We Want
Let's All Work Together to Center the Voices of Voters in the 2024 Election
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Check out the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s useful guide.
We’ve gathered crucial insights from voters across the state in the 2024 Arizona Voters’ Agenda, and it’s time to use them! The data are much more than numbers; they’re the voices of Arizona communities, and you might be surprised by how much we agree. We all have a role to play in ensuring our elected leaders serve the interests of all Arizonans - let's make the most of the opportunity at hand with this election.
Explore and share the data with this toolkit of Voters' Agenda resources.
Mark Your Calendar: Election Dates to Remember
July 1: Final Day for Voter Registration
July 3: Early Voting Starts
July 19: Final Day to Request a Ballot by Mail
July 30: Statewide Primary Elections
Data Snapshot: Think Again - Gen Z and Baby Boomers Find Common Ground in Arizona
The Arizona Voters’ Agenda counters narratives of division by revealing where Arizonans agree at high majority levels on key issues. One such narrative is that Gen Z and Baby Boomers are diametrically opposed. While all the items on the Voters’ Agenda receive more than majority support among all generations, the 2024 survey data show the oldest and youngest among us often agree at similar percentages and sometimes show the highest levels of support.
Data Snapshot
Why it Matters
In an era often defined by division, the 2024 Arizona Voters’ Agenda reveals shared interests that have the potential to bring us together. Generational stereotypes don’t hold up— the data shows common ground between Arizonans, young and old, on critical issues. This is just one example of the immense opportunity for coming together that is highlighted in this new research. Let’s focus on our shared priorities and work together for the Arizona we all want.
In The Community
Utilizing Data to Meet Yuma County’s Unique Education & Economic Needs
CFA team members and community leaders from Yuma Union High School District, STEDY, Arizona Western College, Helios Education Foundation, the Yuma County Superintendent, and the Yuma City Mayor, Doug Nicholls, attend a Yuma County Education Committee convening.
CFA proudly supports Yuma County through its Industry and Education Committees. These committees focus on building a skilled workforce to drive economic growth by increasing post-secondary credential attainment and meeting regional industry demands. During the Education Committee's June gathering at the ASU Helios Decision Center for Educational Excellence, CFA guided meaningful discussions on education, data, and economic development. CFA is committed to helping Yuma leaders use data to better meet their community's needs and to promote economic growth.
Upcoming Events
Recognizing Excellence at the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
GZA 2023 Awardees
2023 awardees from left to right: Stephanie Zamora - Management Associate to the City Manager, City of Scottsdale; Sherri Collins - Executive Director, Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing; Stephen J. Pauken - City Manager, City of Bisbee; Joy Rich - Retired County Manager, Maricopa County; Mark McCall - Correctional Health Services Education and Quality Management Manager, Maricopa County
Every day, non-elected public servants work tirelessly to make impactful contributions to communities and civic life all around Arizona. That hard work collectively builds a stronger and brighter future for our state, much like Gabe Zimmerman did as Director of Community Outreach for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards celebrate his legacy recognizing the meaningful work honorees accomplish every day. We are thrilled to share that 2024 honorees have been selected and we are excited to announce them at the Arizona City and County Management Association Summer Conference next month. Thank you to our esteemed selection committee, The Arizona City and County Manager Association, and Cox Communications for making this recognition possible.
Summer Camp Calendar: Help Students Have Fun & Grow Their Futures this Summer
Image Benson Hospital Summer Camp
Students complete a variety of hands-on activities like removing stitches, testing samples, and more during Benson Hospital’s Future Superhero Camp.
Students in Benson, Ariz. spent part of their summer exploring life-saving careers in healthcare with hands-on demonstrations, interactive learning activities, and behind-the-scenes tours of Benson Hospital. Young Arizonans from across the state can do the same: explore new interests, develop essential skills, and create lasting memories which grow their future education and career opportunities. CFA and PipelineAZ compiled a comprehensive list of current summer camp opportunities on an easy-to-access website to support parents and students in finding programs that align with their interests and goals.
Bring Innovative Civic Learning to Your School Community
School Participatory Budgeting changed my views; I saw that not only can I change my campus, but I can also change other students’ lives.
-Tayiza, Student, Cesar Chavez High School, Phoenix Union High School District
Strong and vibrant civic engagement is essential for progress in Arizona. School Participatory Budgeting (SPB) meets that need by envisioning a future in which all students are equipped to contribute to their communities and our state.
Over 70,000 students have discovered the power of their voice through SPB since its inception in 2016. Want to bring this innovative civic learning process to your community?
Celebrate Independence with Arizona Talks, KTAR News & the Arizona Democracy Resilience Network
June 29 | The Duce – Downtown Phoenix | $5
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, engage, and foster a stronger community with CFA, Arizona Talks KTAR News & the Arizona Democracy Resilience Network. Enjoy family fun and words from special guests while celebrating civil dialogue, our shared values, and the nation’s independence.
Confirmed Speakers
Stephen Richer   Justin Wilmeth   Adrian Fontes
Stephen Richer
Maricopa County Recorder
  Justin Wilmeth
Arizona State Representative
  Adrian Fontes
Arizona Secretary of State
In the News
Catch up with recent news about CFA, our partners,
and the priorities of Arizonans:
ICYMI: Morning Scoop with Arizona Capitol Times
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Moderator Steve Goldstein, CFA Chair, President & CEO, Dr. Sybil Francis, and HighGround, Inc., Senior Vice President of Research and Strategy, Paul Bentz explored findings from the Arizona Voters’ Agenda including topics that the majority of voters agree on – education, state spending, immigration, and housing.
Web   12 News, Booming Economy Still Leaves AZ Voters Frustrated with Prices, Housing
Broadcast   Arizona Horizon, Where Do Voters Stand on Key Issues?
Print   Arizona Republic, Arizona Voters Have Common Concerns, Poll Shows
Web   AZ Central, Opinion: Ag-to-Urban Bill Saves Groundwater While Building the Housing Arizona Needs
Web   Arizona Daily Sun, High-Schoolers Help Flagstaff Unified School District Decide How to Use Vaping Settlement Funds
Broadcast   KJZZ The Show, Survey: Many Arizona Voters Think Candidates are Out of Touch on Most Important Issues
Web   Arizona Daily Sun, Helios and Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation Offering Incentive to Arizona Dual-Enrollment Teachers
Web   ASU News, Maryvale Students Tackle Community Challenges Through Public Policy Lens in Statewide Showcase at ASU
Web   First Things First, Majority of Arizona Voters Believe State Should Invest More in Child Care, According to Survey
Web   Read On Arizona, Statewide Survey Reveals Broad Support for Training Educators in Teaching Reading Effectively
Web   Yahoo! US, Opinion: Arizona Did Something Meaningful to Solve its Housing Crisis? More of This, Please
Web   Yahoo! US, Opinion: Universal School Vouchers are Draining Arizona. It'll Cost Republicans, Big Time
Web   Washington Examiner, Arizona Legislature Votes to Allow Voter Input on Immigration Proposal
Web   Yuma Sun, STEDY & Yuma ABEC Host Annual Career Exploration Camp for Middle Schooler
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