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Summer Internship Opportunities!

Posted in Uncategorized on: March 27th, 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.


Huckabee!

Posted in Religious Liberty on: March 4th, 2014
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One thing that became very clear during the SB 1062 saga is that religious freedom cannot be taken for granted. The veto of this important bill is a wake up call not just to Arizonans but to all Americans who believe the government should not be able to force you to violate your sincerely held religious beliefs.

Last week, Governor Mike Huckabee flew CAP President Cathi Herrod out to New York to be a guest on his Fox News Channel show Huckabee to discuss the growing hostility towards people of faith, and share the truth about SB 1062, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and what CAP is doing and has done to protect religious liberty. Watch the clip:

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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.


“All of us believe that many criticisms of the Arizona bill are deeply misleading.”

Posted in Religious Liberty on: February 25th, 2014
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As CAP President Cathi Herrod said:

The attacks on SB 1062 show politics at its absolute worse. They represent precisely why so many people are sick of the modern political debate. Instead of having an honest discussion about the true meaning of religious liberty, opponents of the bill have hijacked this discussion through lies, personal attacks, and irresponsible reporting.

The truth about SB 1062 is much more simple. Please take a moment to read this letter sent to Governor Brewer from University of Virginia School of Law Professor Douglas Laycock and 10 other law professors, imploring the Governor to “make [her] decision on the basis of accurate information” and not on egregious misrepresentations made by critics.

The letter says:

 “Some of us are Republicans; some of us are Democrats. Some of us are religious; some of us are not. Some of us oppose same-sex marriage; some of us support it. Nine of the eleven signers of this letter believe that you should sign the bill; two are unsure. But all of us believe that many criticisms of the Arizona bill are deeply misleading.”

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.


Planned Parenthood and the Tempe School District

Posted in Life on: January 31st, 2014
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Parents always have the right to protect their children from exposure to sexual materials in school. It’s important for families to be vigilant, especially when their school district is choosing curriculum.

On January 7, a Planned Parenthood representative presented three different sexual education curricula to the Tempe School Board.

Thankfully, families across the East Valley heard about this presentation and turned out to make their voices heard in this discussion, causing the Tempe School Board to wait before deciding which curriculum to choose.

While this was a victory for the day, the fight is far from over, as the school board will be having another meeting to hear two more curriculum options on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Desert Vista High School’s Media Center.

It is critical that as many people turn out as possible to ensure Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda isn’t allowed to influence the school board’s decision. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Peggy McClain.

Read more about this issue on The Policy Pages.

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.


Why would anyone oppose these standards?

Posted in Life on: January 29th, 2014
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CAP President Cathi Herrod put it best this week when she went on NBC 12 with Mark Curtis to debate the new abortion clinic regulations that DHS released this week:

“This is not a pro-life or pro-choice issue. These are common sense regulations.”

The purpose of these provisions, which were a part of the 2012 Mother’s Health and Safety Act, sponsored by Sen. Kimberly Yee is simple: they are a step toward protecting women’s health and safety in Arizona. Regardless of where you stand on abortion, why would you oppose only dispensing the dangerous and deadly abortion pill in line with FDA protocol? Or why shouldn’t doctors who perform surgical abortions – which come with countless risks – have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals?

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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.