Non-profit

Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy

Website:

case-az.org/

Location:

PHOENIX, AZ

Tax ID:

26-1689914

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $328,367
Expenses: $267,255
Assets: $500,167

Formation:

2011

President:

Betty Guardado

Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy (CASE) advocates for deregulating immigration law and voting policies in Maricopa County and Arizona at large. [1] CASE also advocates for policies and ordinances to subsidize housing and support LGBT interests in Central Arizona. [2]

Issues

Immigration

In 2019, CASE sponsored a petition to then-U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) demanding that a version of H.R. 2820 that would grant permanent residency to young illegal immigrants, prevent the deportation of illegal immigrants related to them, and prevent border enforcement funding. [3]

In 2017, CASE asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) to investigate Motel 6 after illegal immigrants were arrested on its property. The impetus for requesting an investigation was based on suspicions that Motel 6 was alerting authorities to guests who were illegal immigrants. [4]

Election Administration

In February 2020, CASE opposed Arizona’s Senate Bill 1032 by organizing a rally at the Arizona capitol. The bill sought to prevent voter fraud through several verification measures, including signature verification of early ballots. [5] [6]

On February 19, 2019, CASE organized an event to oppose HB 2626 during the bill’s scheduled committee hearing. The bill was drafted to prevent voter fraud. [7] [8]

In 2013, CASE lobbied against bills SB 1261 and SB 1003, both of which ensured measures to prevent voter fraud. [9]

Subsidized Housing

In April 2019, CASE condemned Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (D) for approving an urban development project for not including government-funded housing. [10] [11] The developer, Medistar, then added taxpayer-funded housing to its development project plans, and CASE condemned Medistar for not providing “enough” subsidized housing. [12]

Leadership

Betty Guardado, who serves concurrently as a member of the Phoenix City Council, is president and board member for CASE. Guardado also sits on the board of Arizona AFL-CIO and is a vice president of Unite Here Local 11. [13] [14] [15]

Notable Donors

Marguerite Casey Foundation  made a $225,000 grant to CASE in 2019. [16]

NEO Philanthropy made a $100,000 grant to CASE in 2016. [17]

Partnership for Working Families donated $10,300 in 2015 towards “civic engagement.” [18]

Schwab Charitable Fund donated $15,000 in 2016 for “social services”. [19]

References

  1. Gardiner, Dustin. “Stop printing ballots in Spanish, Arizona candidate for secretary of state says.” Azcentral. August 15, 2018. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/08/15/arizona-gop-candidate-steve-gaynor-stop-printing-non-english-ballots-secretary-state-michele-reagan/988431002/ ^
  2. “Programs.” Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy. 2016. Accessed April 23, 2020. http://case-az.org/programs/ ^
  3. “Tell Senators Flake and McCain: We Need a Clean DREAM Act!” The Action Network. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-senators-flake-and-mccain-we-need-clean-dream-act ^
  4. Flaherty, Joseph. “More Arrests of Undocumented Guests at a Motel 6 – This Time in Nogales.” Phoenix New Times. September 29, 2017. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/anonymous-tip-led-to-immigration-arrests-at-nogales-motel-6-9735175 ^
  5. Torres, Luis. “Early-voting bill would disenfranchise thousands of Arizonans, protestors contend.” Tucson Sentinel. February 7, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020. http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/020720_early_voting_bill/early-voting-bill-would-disenfranchise-thousands-arizonans-protesters-contend/ ^
  6. Ramirez, Brandy Rae. “These Groups Headed To The Capitol To Fight Anti-Immigrant & Voter Suppression Laws.” The Copper Courier. February 7, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://coppercourier.com/story/these-groups-headed-to-the-capitol-to-fight-anti-immigrant-voter-suppression-laws/ ^
  7. “Committee Hearing: Voter Registration Shouldn’t Be a Crime.” Facebook. February 19, 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/events/358882074704971/ ^
  8. Fischer, Howard. “House passes bill to put more restrictions on voter registration.” Arizona Capitol Times. March 19, 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2019/03/19/house-passes-bill-to-put-more-restrictions-on-voter-registration/    ^
  9. Adams, Kristen. “Voter advocacy groups rally against GOP election bills.” Cronkite News. March 21, 2013. Accessed April 23, 2020. http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/03/voter-advocacy-groups-rally-against-gop-election-bills/index.html ^
  10. “Urge Mayor Gallego to Defend Affordable Housing.” Facebook. April 16, 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/events/2252308945029980 ^
  11. rimble, Lynn. “Phoenix Approves $231 Million Mixed-Use Development or Downtown Transit Hub. Phoenix New Times. April 18, 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/231-million-development-coming-to-downtown-phoenix-11272517 ^
  12. Lollman, Laura. “One Arizona Coalition registers record number of voters.” AZFamily. October 10, 2018. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.azfamily.com/one-arizona-coalition-registers-record-number-of-voters/article_d2322ef2-cc87-11e8-b346-7334576b2456.html ^
  13. Boehm, Jessica & Rau, Alia Beard. “Final results: Phoenix council candidates head to May 21 run-off.” Azcentral. March 17, 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2019/03/17/final-results-phoenix-council-candidates-head-run-off-may-21-guardado-guevara-garcia-johnson/3196612002/ ^
  14. “Betty Guardado.” Ballotpedia. 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://ballotpedia.org/Betty_Guardado ^
  15. “About Us.” CASE. 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020. http://case-az.org/about-us/ ^
  16. “Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy.” Marguerite Casey Foundation. 2019. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://www.caseygrants.org/grantee-database/central-arizonans-sustainable-economy/ ^
  17. “NEO Philanthropy Inc.” ProPublica. 2017. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/133191113/201812709349300201/full ^
  18. “The Partnership for Working Families.” ProPublica. 2016. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/710914032/201722239349301002/full ^
  19. “Schwab Charitable Fund.” ProPublica. 2017. Accessed April 23, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/311640316/04_2018_prefixes_27-35%2F311640316_201706_990_2018040615249820 ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: April 1, 2011

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $328,367 $267,255 $500,167 $73 N $325,164 $0 $1 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $585,421 $364,611 $438,621 $0 N $566,291 $0 $1 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $336,779 $464,179 $221,448 $0 N $309,035 $0 $0 $18,803 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $279,795 $243,759 $348,848 $0 N $235,670 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $320,855 $244,438 $312,812 $0 N $285,544 $0 $2 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $60,190 $123,817 $238,883 $2,488 N $54,361 $0 $3 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $305,135 $120,426 $300,022 $0 N $303,298 $0 $4 $0 PDF

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    Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy

    801 N 2ND AVE
    PHOENIX, AZ 85003-1403