Meet us at the Capitol for opening day; Flagstaff Freethinkers joins coalition

Join Secular Coalition for Arizona at the Capitol for Opening Day!

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SC Arizona hires first known state-level nontheistic Executive Director/lobbyist

Meet our New Executive Director!

After a busy, productive, and momentous inaugural year, Secular Coalition for Arizona (SC Arizona) is thrilled to announce that, thanks to the generous support of our liaised organizations and their members, we have been able to fully professionalize and hire a full-time Executive Director. This week, Seráh Blain took over the reins as head of SC Arizona from Matt Schoenley, who had been serving as volunteer Director and who will continue on with our organization as Chair of the Board.

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Secular Coalition for Arizona professionalizes, seeks full-time Executive Director

Job Posting:

Secular Coalition for Arizona is seeking to hire a full-time Executive Director. To learn more about the Executive Director position, please see the job description here.

Interested applicants may submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements by email to Matt Schoenley, Chair of the Board, at matt@secularAZ.org. Resumes must be received by December 20, 2011.

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Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix Gives Leadership Donation

The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP), a Liaised Organization of the Secular Coalition for Arizona, has approved two generous financial donations to SC Arizona.

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Secular Coalition for Arizona submits comments to Arizona Supreme Court regarding state bar ethical rule change

Recently, the State Bar of Arizona petitioned the Arizona Supreme Court, which oversees the Bar, to reopen for public comment a proposed rule change to the Ethical Rules of the Bar. The proposed change would include “gender identity” as a protected class within the Bar rules and regulations. Attorneys are required to abide by Bar rules in their professional conduct, so this change would ensure that attorneys not be permitted to discriminate against transgender people.  In no way does this change require an attorney to represent a transgender individual if they choose not to.

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Candidate Training Program, Become a Secular Politician!

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Save the world, become a Secular politician!

Future CANDIDATES apply here
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Arizona Courts uphold religious intrusion into personal, private reproductive medical care

Last week, women in Arizona lost yet another battle in the ongoing fight against religious intrusion into personal, private reproductive medical care. The Arizona Court of Appeals released their decision in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood to prevent implementation of religiously motivated abortion restrictions adopted in 2009 by the Arizona State Legislature and signed by Governor Brewer. Unfortunately, the court’s ruling upheld the legislation in question and allows the restrictions which Planned Parenthood had sought injunctions against to become law.

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Secular Coalition for Arizona 2011 General Activities and 50th Legislature 1st session Wrap-UP

Happy Birthday!
 
Secular Coalition for Arizona Celebrates 1st Birthday

 
It was one year ago, in June 2010, that the Arizona nontheistic community came together to form the first state affiliate of the Secular Coalition for America. And what a year it has been!
 

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Secular Coalition for Arizona Washington D.C. Lobby Trip: A Closer Look.

Many of you have asked what issues and subjects Secular Coalition for Arizona lobbied on while in Washington D.C.  last month. Here is a summary of SC Arizona in action on your behalf at the U.S. Capital:

1) We "had them at hello!"

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Secular Coalition for Arizona urges Governor Brewer to reject extremist prayer meeting invitation

On August 6, Texas Governor Rick Perry has invited his 49 fellow governors to join him for an evangelical Christian prayer meeting in Houston to "call upon Jesus to guide us" and ask for "God's forgiveness, wisdom and provision."  He contends that "some problems are beyond our power to solve."

In a letter to Governor Brewer the Secular Coalition for Arizona has urged Governor Brewer to reject Governor Perry's invitation to this divisive event.

From SC Arizona's letter to Governor Brewer:

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