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Legislators must make ERA priority in next session

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This year marks the second consecutive year that an ERA bill failed to see a vote in the state Legislature. We must convince our state legislators to prioritize the ERA in the next legislative session. Arizona can play an instrumental role in achieving constitutionally guaranteed equality for all women in the United States. Equal means equal.

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A spirit of service — a session of success

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It was a session that for all of the challenges and uncertainties included major results for Arizonans. Results that will have a lasting benefit for years to come, and that recognize the “spirit of service” is alive in our classrooms, military installations, neighborhoods, and really, all around us.

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School funding increases were long overdue

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The FY19 budget is the first payment to settle a tab that was due years ago. As education advocates, we are now faced with protecting these from Arizona’s favorite political pastime — finding ways to give away revenue. Together, we must continue to do what is right for all kids in Arizona.

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Like perfect pie, preparation crucial to successful grassroots effort

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Solutions require a lot of different minds addressing the problem for a lot of different reasons. Recognize when you’re facing a “golden moment”–a time and place where everyone wants to see the same outcome, even if they weren’t working for the exact same reasons or in the exact same way. If the problem is addressed, recognize that as a win. You don’t all have to attend the same victory party, but you may end up inviting more new friends than you ever imagined.

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