Candidate Training Program, Become a Secular Politician!

- Candidate Training Program -

Save the world, become a Secular politician!

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Currently, too many elected officials interject their personal sectarian religious worldviews and dogma into secular public policy - policy that is meant for all of us! Secular Coalition for Arizona believes that secular government is the best way to preserve true liberty for all citizens, religious and not.

If you are nontheistic, nontheistic friendly, or a secular minded religious individual who cares about the First Amendment, separation of church and state, public policy based on reason rather than religious dogma, and who will refrain from promoting a sectarian agenda of any type, then SC Arizona wants you to run for state legislature, school board, county supervisor, city council, and other elected bodies.

About the Training:

Candidate training is graciously provided by the Arizona Local Progressive Candidate Training Program and is sponsored by the Center for Progressive Leadership, Planned Parenthood Arizona and the Arizona Education Association - organizations and constituencies that, like us, are often embattled by the Religious Right.

This six-part comprehensive training program is 

for near- or far-term candidates and provides the nuts and bolts of putting together a winning campaign for local office, as well as developing the leadership qualities and skills necessary to advance progressive change through elected office. Training and activities include: 

  • Peer Coaching
  • Personal Campaign Plan
  • Communicating Your Vision & Values Through Narrative
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Being an Elected Official
  • Issues Affecting Progressive Candidates
  • Campaign Planning - Preparing to Win and Stay on Track
  • Fundraising & Cultivating Donors
  • Campaign Financing
  • Message Development and Delivery
  • Voter Contact
  • Panel Discussions with Elected Officials

Training is held over the course of three weekends. Participants are expected to coordinate their schedules to ensure their participation in all of the workshops.

*Individuals registering for this program may not have already filed, developed an exploratory committee, fundraised or spent money on their campaign.

  • October 29th and 30th
  • November 12th and 13th
  • December 3rd and 4th

Application Deadline Oct 3, 2011


  • Workshops will be held at the Arizona Education Association & Planned Parenthood Arizona offices in Phoenix, AZ. 


  • The fee for this training is $100. 

For additional information or questions contact:
Angelica Delgadillo, Center For Progressive Leadership


Will you represent everyone?

"Godly principles are good for everybody." - Nancy Barto, Arizona State Senator

"In the State of Arizona we have seen significant strengthening of the Christian world view as it is expressed in the Legislature and public policy." - Steven Yarbrough, Arizona State Senator

"Just about every social ill arises from Christians not injecting their values in the public policy arena" - Nancy Barto, Arizona State Senator 

"I encourage all citizens to Pray for God's blessings on our State and Nation." - Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor

"This Earth has been here 6000 years" - Sylvia Allen, Arizona State Senator

"I went through some very good Bible studies and started seeing in God's word how we were to engage in public policy." - Cathi Harrod, Center for Arizona Policy

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