GOOD NEWS! Late night, the AZ Senate voted down a terrible bill that would have funneled taxpayer money into fake “women’s health” clinics that were, in reality, fronts for pro-life groups that seek to thwart access to safe, legal abortion.
HB 2759 got just 15 votes, one short of what’s needed -thanks in large part to secular supporters like you who raised their voices loudly in opposition to this bill.
As Secular AZ’s Tory Roberg says, “We are strong, but we are mighty!”
We want to thank those who spoke out, attended the rally at the State Capitol, and contacted their lawmakers to voice their opposition to this clear violation of separation of church and state.
Secular AZ took your voices to the House and Senate, where Tory stood up and testified in front of both appropriations committees. Secular AZ was alone in providing public testimony… and these efforts made the difference!
But this is just one of many such battles. Did you know that Secular AZ is the only group with a paid lobbyist, full legal team, and active board of volunteers that fight tirelessly for separation of church and state at the Capitol?
We don’t receive funding from any national groups. Instead, we rely solely on the generosity of Arizonans like you who understand the value of this work.
When the lines between church and state blur, we see attempts to:
- limit access to reproductive health care
- restrict women’s right to choose
- install policies that discriminate against LGTBQ individuals
- pass bills that harm sound science and medicine
- decrease funding for public schools
With more than 4,000 supporters around the state, we amplify the voice of reason at the Arizona State Capitol as we fight for secular public policies that benefit allArizonans.
Help us keep fighting! Now, more than ever, we need your support. Please donate today
to help keep religious influence out of Arizona’s public policy.
Georgia. Ohio. Kentucky. Missouri. Alabama. ALL of these states’ Republican majorities have voted to effectively ban abortion in their states. And there are other states lining up to the be next state to “nearly or effectively ban abortion.”
Abortion bans impact everyone: women, transgender patients, people of color, LGBTQ people, undocumented folks, men, people with disabilities – the list goes on!
JOIN US TO ON A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION to #StopTheBans
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019 – 9:30 am
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington Street
Show up in PINK or your favorite vibrant Tuesday color and fight with us!