Protecting Vulnerable AZ Consumers

The Center for Economic Integrity’s Mission is to build economically strong communities for all and opposes unfair corporate and government practices.  This mission propels us into leadership positions particularly during times of economic upheaval and hardship.  We continue to be a strong voice for vulnerable children, families and workers now and into the future.

The Center has quickly responded to emerging needs and policy issues.  We are committed to taking action.  We are doing a wide variety of hands-on support, education and outreach as well as national, state and local policy and advocacy designed to help those who are currently struggling.
As part of a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Center convened a meeting of state-wide consumer coalition leaders. The Center submitted a letter to the Governor asking him and his staff to provide support for the wellbeing of vulnerable Arizona consumers and their families. We sent another letter to Attorney General Brnovich.

Arizona families need the governor’s prompt action and leadership through Executive Orders and regulation by the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions to help consumers manage their stressed finances during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Center recently published an Arizona Consumers’ COVID-19 Resource and Information guide. Please share this information widely and check back with us frequently. We post updates on our website as soon as new information is available. It is also important to help people, particularly seniors avoid COVID-19 stimulus fund related schemes and scams.
While much has changed in all of our lives due to the pandemic, our commitment and dedication to our projects and issue areas remains steadfast.  The economic divide, the structural, systemic root causes of poverty and the children, families and workers who suffer the most – are still suffering the most – during these unsettling and tragic times. 

Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors

On Monday, Feb 10, 2020, grandparents and kinship caregivers from around the state gathered at the AZ State Capitol to deliver cookies and a clear message to lawmakers: “Kinship is love. Kinship keeps kids in the family. Support kinship.”  Unfortunately, the AZ state legislature recessed before passing grandparent legislation this year.

In Memory of Supervisor Elías

We grieve for Richard Elías who died unexpectedly on March 28. A fixture on the Pima County Board of Supervisors for nearly two decades, he was a champion for The Preschool Promise program.  His leadership, guidance and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable families in Pima County was truly remarkable. Our thoughts go out to his family. 

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