Phoenix, Arizona - Highlighting the need for additional capacity to provide long-term care for Arizona veterans, especially in rural parts of the state, Governor Doug Ducey Friday asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prioritize the construction of new Arizona State Veteran Homes. In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Governor Ducey referenced two planned facilities in rural areas for which state funds have been appropriated, but that await matching dollars from the VA.

Phoenix, Arizona - As part of efforts to help ex-offenders successfully re-enter society, Arizona is partnering with Uber on an “Uber for Jobs” pilot program. The initiative, which will be funded through a $5,000 donation from Uber and equal match from the state, is designed to offer former inmates rides to verified employment events such as a job interview or first day of work.

Phoenix, Arizona - Americans for Prosperity-Arizona (AFP-AZ) is praising an executive order, issued on Monday, by Governor Doug Ducey, known as the “Second Chance Box” that instructs state agencies to abandon the unfair practice of forcing candidates to disclose any criminal record on the first stage of a job application. AFP-AZ is a strong advocate for common sense criminal justice reform (CJR) as a means to empower individuals that have paid their debts to society.

Washington, DC - Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual report assessing LGBTQ inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including eight in Arizona.

Tucson, Arizona - View a large assortment of pine needle and sotol leaf basketry and pine bark carvings, made by the women of the Tarahumara villages in the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. Items are available for purchase. Talks about the Tarahumara people and crafts at 11 AM and 2 PM.