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Fall Internship Opportunities!

Posted in Uncategorized on: July 15th, 2014
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Interning with CAP provides students with real-life experience working in public policy. See the two descriptions below and email us at intern@azpolicy.org with any questions.

Policy Intern Overview

Program Goal – The Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in nonprofit government relations and participate in the daily operations of a policy organization. Students will work closely with the policy team to develop educational materials for the public and learn the philosophy behind and methodology of implementing pro-family public policies.

Terms of the Program – Internships demand 15-25 hours each week and are typically offered for the spring, fall, and summer semesters. Daytime availability is a must. College credit is available but the intern is responsible for making the appropriate arrangement with his or her college. Internships do not include compensation.

Internship Duties – The intern works primarily in the policy, research, and grassroots divisions of Center for Arizona Policy. The intern will attend seminars and committee hearings as needed, assist with policy-related projects, and complete research projects as assigned. Additionally, the intern will assist with various administrative tasks in other areas of the organization.

Qualifications – Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in college either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of the legislative process.
  • Exhibit computer competency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and web-based research.
  • Have strong written and oral skills.
  • Have access to transportation.

To apply, email your resume, a writing sample, an unofficial college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to intern@azpolicy.org and put “Policy Intern Application” in the subject line.

Communications Intern Overview

Program Goal – The Communications Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in communications and public relations for a nonprofit public policy organization. Students will be a part of the team responsible for communicating CAP’s mission and message to promote and defend foundational principles in the press, online, and at events.

Terms of the Program – Internships require 15-25 hours each week and are typically offered for the spring, fall, and summer semesters. Daytime availability is a must. College credit is available but the intern is responsible for making the appropriate arrangement with his or her college. Internships do not include compensation.

Internship Duties – The intern works primarily in the communications, marketing, and public relations divisions of Center for Arizona Policy. The internship will be writing intensive, as interns will assist with creating content for CAP’s Foundations blog, weekly emails to CAP’s statewide list, talking points for media interviews, op-eds, letters to the editor, as well as doing research projects and much more.

Interns will also be responsible for monitoring local and national media for coverage on CAP’s issue of life, marriage and family, religious liberty, and judicial reform. This will include monitoring activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, depending on the intern’s familiarity with audio and video editing software, interns will assist in recording and editing Public Service Announcements and online content. The intern will assist with various administrative tasks in other areas of the organization as well.

Qualifications – Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in college either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of the legislative process.
  • Exhibit computer competency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and web-based research.
  • Be well acquainted with the Associated Press stylebook.
  • Have strong written and oral skills.
  • Have access to transportation.

To apply, email your resume, a writing sample, an unofficial college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to intern@azpolicy.org and put “Communications Intern Application” in the subject line.

Posted by Josh Kredit

Josh is Legal Counsel at Center for Arizona Policy. He feels called to use his legal education to advocate for the foundational values CAP advocates for at the state Capitol.


Cathi on Politics Unplugged

Posted in Life, Religious Liberty on: July 10th, 2014
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If you were to listen to much of the reporting about the Hobby Lobby victory before the U.S. Supreme Court, you’d probably come away thinking the Green Family (who owns Hobby Lobby) has something against contraception.

Yet in reality, Hobby Lobby asked the High Court to protect their religious freedom to not be forced to pay only for abortion-inducing drugs under the Affordable Care Act – drugs like Plan B and Ella.

[What is Plan B? Find out at AZPolicyPages.com.]

Recently on Politics Unplugged, CAP President Cathi Herrod dispelled the lies and misconceptions about this ruling and made it clear that like CAP-supported SB 1062, this ruling was about one thing: ensuring every American is free to live and work according to their faith.

Click the video below to watch the debate:

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Posted by Aaron Baer

Aaron is the Communications Director at Center for Arizona Policy. He is continually amazed by the revelation of truth found in the gospel. While he anxiously awaits seeing Christ return in His glory, Aaron roots for the Chicago Cubs in their quest to win the World Series. He is unsure which will come first.


Cathi on Hobby Lobby

Posted in Religious Liberty on: July 2nd, 2014
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Cathi Herrod was on Faith Talk 1360′s Koinonia with Tom Brown to discuss the Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties win, where the United States Supreme Court said that under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, closely held private businesses cannot be forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their insurance plans. In Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed religious freedom and the importance that every American should be free to live and work according to their faith. Cathi emphasizes the important distinction that Hobby Lobby did not want to provide abortion-causing drugs to their employees, but were willing to offer 16 out of 20 so-called contraceptives.

Posted by Aaron Baer

Aaron is the Communications Director at Center for Arizona Policy. He is continually amazed by the revelation of truth found in the gospel. While he anxiously awaits seeing Christ return in His glory, Aaron roots for the Chicago Cubs in their quest to win the World Series. He is unsure which will come first.


Doors Staying Open!

Posted in Uncategorized on: June 20th, 2014
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A few weeks ago, Cathi shared with you the story of the Isaiah 58 Project in Quartzsite, Arizona.

La Paz County required the church to pay the tax even though both state law and the Arizona Department of Revenue say the church isn’t liable.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Church of the Isaiah 58 Project of Arizona in a lawsuit over the taxes.

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Read more at http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/4680

Posted by Aaron Baer

Aaron is the Communications Director at Center for Arizona Policy. He is continually amazed by the revelation of truth found in the gospel. While he anxiously awaits seeing Christ return in His glory, Aaron roots for the Chicago Cubs in their quest to win the World Series. He is unsure which will come first.


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Posted in News on: June 6th, 2014
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Posted by Aaron Baer

Aaron is the Communications Director at Center for Arizona Policy. He is continually amazed by the revelation of truth found in the gospel. While he anxiously awaits seeing Christ return in His glory, Aaron roots for the Chicago Cubs in their quest to win the World Series. He is unsure which will come first.