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THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
These days, it may not seem like your voice makes much of a difference or that your elected officials may be out of reach. The truth is your personal contact with legislators matters more than ever. It’s concerned people like you who help change laws and provide the necessary feedback that our elected officials need to hear in order to make important decisions.
DID YOU KNOW?
State funding in 2009 was $59 million. Current state funding for the Maricopa Community Colleges system is $0.
Students and property owners bear the cost of these cuts. You have been directly impacted by these cuts.
The Maricopa Community Colleges system powers the economic growth of Maricopa County.
For every $1 of public money spent on the community colleges, taxpayers get a $4 return in tax revenues and reduced government costs.
Write to all three legislators. Your state Senator and Representatives.
Capitol Complex 1700 West Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Locate and call your state Senator and Representatives.
Your message should be clear and to the point, using a positive tone.
Start by identifying yourself as a citizen in their district, and a registered voter if you are so.
Describe Your Support
Make it clear that yousupport legislation that would restore state funding to all Community College districts in both urban and rural areas, including the Maricopa Community colleges.
Give one or more reasons why you support such legislation.
The number of students served and the number of partnerships with business and industry, make the Maricopa system a critical component in Arizona’s economic growth. Every $1 of public money spent on community colleges gives taxpayers a $4 return in tax revenues and lower government costs.
Maricopa Community Colleges are among the leading providers of workforce training in the state.
Funds go directly to vital programs such as Biomedical Technology Research, Nuclear Energy, Internet technology and cybersecurity, and many others that meet Arizona’s workforce demands, including programs that help address the critical shortage of K-12 teachers. Students with this specialized training earn higher salaries and enjoy greater job security.
Thank the legislator for considering what you have shared. If you have written to them, ask them to please respond to you. Make sure to include your return address.
SEARCH YOUR DISTRICT
Use the Arizona district locator below to find legislators in your area.
References: Economic Modeling Specialists International. (2015, February) Maricopa Economic Impact Study: Demonstrating the Economic Value of Maricopa County Community College District. http://www.economicmodeling.com/ Smith, A. A. (2015, March 12). Zeroed Out in Arizona. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com Smith, A. A. (2017, January 27). Coping With Zero in Arizona. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com
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