AZ’s House Education Committee will hear two bills creating an atmosphere of coercion and discrimination in schools:
HB2707 unconstitutionally requires teachers to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and two-minutes of “silent reflection” (i.e. prayer time) in classrooms.
HB2314 creates a discriminatory “separate-but-equal” system for gendered school bathrooms and other accommodations. It also opens non-cisgender students up to unwanted attention and embarrassment by forcing them to make written requests to use facilities matching their gender identity.
Bonds of trust between parents, kids, and their teachers are key to educational success. Kids need to feel like they can trust the adults in their lives to have their best interests in mind—not to foster atmospheres of religious indoctrination or discrimination.
Here’s what you can do right now about these bills:
- Use our action alert form to read more and contact committee members
- If you are a Request to Speak user, sign in against these bills before Tuesday morning.
- RSVP for Secular Day at the Capitol where we will rally and lobby with lawmakers against bills like these
Have more time for action?
The parade of anti-democracy bills and other rights violations impacting us all continues. If you’re ready to really dig in, click here for the complete list of bill numbers you can sign in against through Request to Speak or call committee members about this week.
Thank you so much for your commitment and passion.
-The Secular AZ Team