The Senate released their version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. This bipartisan draft of the bill is expected do better than the House draft, which was shot down last month.
Phoenix is one of the most unsafe places in America for pedestrians. The Complete Streets Advisory Board (CSAB) has been working for the past several years to increase safety by making Phoenix’s streets safer for everyone to walk, bike, use public transportation, and drive. Unfortunately, this process has hit more than a few road blocks.
Last month, the House Agriculture Committee introduced their draft of the proposed 2018 Farm Bill. On Friday, May 18th, the House’s draft 2018 Farm Bill was voted down 198-213. As our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition stated, this House version was “one of the most anti-farmer bills ever seen.”
Over the past few months, Pinnacle Prevention has been involved with a handful of important policy and legislative efforts in Arizona. Along with our incredible partners, we’ve been striving to make Arizona and its residents happier and healthier. Here is a recap of some of the policy work and educational efforts Pinnacle Prevention has been involved in this session:
At Pinnacle Prevention, we believe teachers are the heart and soul of our communities. Quality education for all children is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Food-insecurity and hunger affect far too many Arizonans, including some of our population’s most vulnerable: senior citizens. 46 million people in the U.S. are over the age of 65. Of that 46 million, 2.8 million seniors live in food-insecure households, and an additional 1.2 million seniors who live alone are also food-insecure. Arizona is home to 1.1 million seniors. 15.4 percent of those seniors are food-insecure. Although there are programs and organizations working to aide these community members, a lack of knowledge and stigmas surrounding food assistance are inhibiting true progress.
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