Phoenix – August 22, 2015 – The Secular Coalition for Arizona (Secular AZ) has launched a formal membership program that will allow individuals, couples and families throughout Arizona to take a stand for secular government. By becoming a member, supporters can join the rapidly growing organization that fights for secular public policy in Arizona, and will enjoy specific, members-only benefits.
“Our supporter base continues to grow, and this program is in direct response to supporters who wish to become official members of our lobbying and grassroots advocacy organization”, said Zenaido Quintana, chairman and acting executive director of Secular AZ. “They understand the threat posed by the Center of Arizona Policy and other religiously-driven organizations to promote bills which lessen equality for all citizens in our state.”
Charter Membership: Unique Benefits
Secular AZ has worked for secular government in Arizona since 2010, and has a growing base of Arizona citizens who donate to and support their efforts. In recognition of this major step forward, those who join the membership through December 30, 2015, will be deemed Charter Members, which honors their commitment to Secular AZ since the beginning of this offering.
In addition to a membership card and sticker that proclaims support for secular government, all Secular AZ members will receive the following unique benefits:
- Invitation to members-only events during the organization's annual Arizona Secular Summit, including the opportunity to interact with and provide suggestions to Secular AZ's executive staff and board of directors.
- A members-only presentation after the close of Arizona’s regular legislative session, where members will gain an insider’s view of specific bills considered, the action Secular AZ took, and the opportunities and challenges anticipated during the following year’s session.
- Assistance from Secular AZ’s Director of Government Affairs, Tory Anderson, when members wish to reach elected officials on the state, regional and local level about important secular issues.
- The satisfaction of standing in solidarity with other Arizonans in the common cause of protecting the separation of church and state through secular public policy.
About Secular AZ
Formed in 2010, Secular AZ is Arizona’s voice for secular government. Secular AZ lobbies at the state, regional and local level on behalf of all individuals who believe that public policy free of religious preference is the best way to ensure freedom of conscience for Arizonans of all faiths and of none. Secular AZ also performs grass advocacy and education to involve the public in issues that cross church/state lines.