Poverty


Women’s March in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

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Programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, that have brought a measure of security to millions and millions of older and disabled Americans; programs like the Affordable Care Act, that have insured more than 20 million Americans—these and many other programs are under attack.

Yet these are the programs that helped make this country great…

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Mayor launches Great Start Program

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The program provides school districts with tickets to distribute to students so they can experience the arts, history and science at local museums and attractions.

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From service to homeless

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Tucson Weekly “The city, working with a group of social service agencies in Tucson and the Department of Veterans Affairs, set a goal to house 1,625 vets. ‘But we exceeded that goal and now house more than 1,750 vets and we have the capacity to house more veterans,’ Rothschild says.” Read more…

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Second Chance Tucson symposium draws hundreds

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Billed as a community forum focused on overcoming challenges from prior convictions, Wednesday’s Second Chance Tucson event drew a crowd of more than 300 to the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. The event featured authors Michael Santos and Shon Hopwood as keynote speakers, as well as panelists from the Tucson community.

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Free help filing your tax returns

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There’s help available for Tucsonans filing their federal and state income tax returns—through the Free File program or through free in-person assistance at a United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona VITA site. Mayor Rothschild joined United Way and its partners at a press conference to announce the programs at the Quincie Douglas Library—just one […]

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Mayor speaks about plans for economy, streets, homeownership

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Arizona Daily Star “‘In my 30 years in business, I learned this: You cannot cut your way to prosperity,’ Mayor Jonathan Rothschild told 1,100 in the audience at the Tucson Convention Center Tuesday. ‘At some point, you have to invest.’” Read more…

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