Become an Advocate

The Arizona Community Action Association advocates for public policy that supports and promotes well being and self-sufficiency of all Arizonans. We work collaboratively with partners across the state to ensure:

  • Fair and affordable energy costs
  • Access to emergency utility assistance
  • Availability of asset development and financial assistance programs
  • Food security programs and
  • Affordable housing

Among the issues that have our attention:

  • Utility rate increases
  • The Arizona State and Federal Budget
  • Funding for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Weatherization funding
  • Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding
  • Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program (SNAP) funding

As we monitor issues of local, statewide and national interest and importance, opportunities arise for the community to participate in advocacy alongside us. When that happens, we contact our Advocates and provide the resources needed to reach out to elected officials, community leaders, and other influencers.  In addition, we periodically offer training to equip our Advocates.

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, click the button below.

Do you want to get more involved at the State Capitol? The Request to Speak (RTS) system is a great way to have your voice heard. Normally you have to activate your RTS account in person at a kiosk at the Capitol. To make this valuable tool available to more people statewide, we’re offering to make the trip for you. All you have to do is fill out the form below granting ACAA permission to create an RTS account on your behalf.

Please note:

  • ACAA will create a default password for your account, which will need to be changed when you gain access to your account.
  • Completed forms can be returned by mail to 340 E. Palm Lane, Suite 315, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or by email at
  • ACAA will never sell, share, or distribute your information for any reason.
  • To access RTS, visit

Click here to download an RTS Sign Up Form

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.