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Tell Gov. Doug Ducey that it is wrong to use pandemic funds for an anti-mask and anti-vaxx expansion of the state’s voucher scheme.
Ducey announced last week that he will be (mis)using federal pandemic aid funds to pay for students to attend private schools if their public school has a mask mandate, orders quarantines due to COVID-19 exposure or imposes requirements on students because they are unvaccinated.
FFRF has previously made a case against Arizona voucher programs that almost exclusively benefit religious schools. Expanding the program will only open the door to more fraud and abuse.
With what’s become a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” chaos is reigning. Parents of children under 12 are anxious and concerned about when their children will be cleared for vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has altered its advice to encourage indoor masking in areas of the country with low vaccination rates — and that currently includes everyone in Arizona. The proposals that are being raised by Ducey are dangerous, anti-science, and unfair to reasonable Arizonans and to Arizona children who are too young to get vaccinated. Help protect Arizona; urge Ducey to reverse this decision immediately.
Please take a few moments to contact Gov. Ducey and urge him to stop these policies and programs by clicking the "Take Action" button below.
Dear Gov. Ducey,
As an Arizonan, I am deeply troubled that our state is not listening to science and is instead proposing policies that will make the pandemic worse by discouraging schools from taking life-saving measures to combat a global pandemic. Please rescind your announced expansion of the state’s private school voucher program, which is a direct attack on public schools trying to protect their students.
Arizona’s voucher program has had a terrible history of fraud and abuse, siphoning public school funds to religious private schools and opportunistic bureaucrats without any measurable benefit to students who receive vouchers. The program should be ended — not expanded.