Action Alert: Expose Christian nationalist “values” on education at 8/5/23 Tucson conference

Southern AZ friends: we just got a last-minute head’s up from a secular activist in Tucson who discovered that a seemingly-innocuous “Southern Arizona Values in Education” conference tomorrow, 8/5/23, is organized by a new anti-public education PAC, with a goal to indoctrinate uninformed parents into extreme Christian nationalist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-public education viewpoints.

The speakers are known for encouraging parents to disrupt school district meetings statewide; saying public schools are “grooming” students for sex; calling for book bans; making false claims against transgender people; denying facts about COVID; and calling for people to pursue “Biblical Citizenship.”

What you can do:

  1. Get a ticket at (donate only $1 – “donations of any amount are welcome”)
  2. Arrive at 8 am or earlier at Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718, Room 304
  3. Plan on being peaceful and polite. We will not cause a disruption. (The event will be safe to attend.)
  4. Wear a blue shirt to identify yourself to fellow secular activists
  5. Record the speakers with your phone
  6. Ask courteous questions to draw the speakers out, like “What are your plans to increase public school funding?”

If you need help, please don’t hesitate to reply.