Between 1990 and 2000, Arizona's Latino population increased by almost 90 percent. Already more than one quarter of Arizona's population, Hispanics are projected to become the largest of all of Arizona's population groups by the year 2045. Basic issues involving the impacts that this rapidly growing population group will have on Arizona's education, immigration, economic, health care and justice systems were discussed. Following are just a few of the recommendations and ideas from the 81st Town Hall on this important topic.
Education is key to moving toward a sense of "all" Arizonans pulling together for a better Arizona. Inclusive practices and policies, shared values and common goals will contribute to a sense of "all." When all Arizonans recognize that our needs, goals and basic values are aligned and inextricably intertwined, regardless of our diverse backgrounds and cultures, we will all pull together for a better Arizona.