What is Project 2025?

Have you heard about Project 2025? Created by the Heritage Foundation with the help of more than 100 conservative organizations  — like AZ’s own Turning Point USA and Alliance Defending Freedom — and members of the Trump administration,  it’s a blueprint to dismantling democratic institutions by tearing down what remains of the wall between church and state, removing consumer protections, and imposing an extremist agenda that transfers ever-more power to the executive branch.

In other words, a policy agenda that delivers every fever dream of the religious right. Continue reading

Job Opening: Development Director

Secular AZ seeks a Development Director

The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and work with both the Finance and Development Committee to create a fundraising and development plan and oversee all fundraising endeavors, including events, interacting with donors, and grant-writing.

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Secular Day 2023: Near the Capitol w/ Andrew Seidel and Barbra Seville

Calling all church:state separation supporters… it’s that time of year again!

That’s right, Secular Day at the Capitol is coming up on April 10! Every year, Arizonans gather from all over the state for this chance to meet your lawmakers and hear from special guest speakers. This year, we’re so pleased to welcome constitutional expert Andrew Seidel and drag sensation Barbra Seville!

This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. For reasons not yet known, the AZ Legislature has restricted citizens’ ability to organize events on the House and Senate lawns, as we’ve been doing for over a decade. But we won’t let that stop us — instead, we’re meeting near the Capitol at the Vig Fillmore restaurant. From 11am to 1pm, we’ll enjoy snacks, listen to speakers, help set appointments with your elected officials, and enjoy the company of other secular-minded Arizonans.

We’re hoping for a big turnout, since this event takes place on the heels of the Phoenix-based American Atheists Conference National Convention April 6th-9th.

Space is limited and an RSVP is required – please click here for more details and to reserve your spot.

We’re not charging for this event, but if you are able to make a donation to help us cover catering and speaker costs, we would be very grateful! 

Secular AZ Voter Guide 2022

Secular AZ Voting Guide for 2022 Elections

Though we don’t endorse candidates, we can let you know where candidates stand on issues related to separation of church and state.

Check our our Voter’s Guide for the 2022 elections here.

For detailed information on judicial and other elections, check out the Vic’s Picks November 2022 issue. We’ll be speaking with Vic about the judges up for election on Friday, October 21, at noon. Register for this virtual presentation here.

 

In Memoriam: Diane Uhl

We want to honor the memory of Diane Uhl of Tucson. Diane was a longtime member and benefactor of Secular AZ, with a special focus on supporting and expanding our legal program.

Diane taught as a public school teacher for more than 30 years and cared deeply about education. She was married to her best friend, Steve — a former ordained priest and psychologist — for five decades. Together, they were active in the secular movement, generously supporting the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Freethought Arizona, AZ End of Life Options, Secular AZ, as well as multiple public school projects across southern Arizona.

Steve passed away in 2021, and Diane passed away in April of 2022. In line with their personal beliefs, both chose to bring about their deaths in the most pain-free and peaceful way possible. 

Secular AZ is so grateful for the Uhls’ generosity. Their legacy and influence will live on.