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Join us at "Sine Die" Happy Hours in Phoenix and Tucson

Sine Die Happy Hour 2018
Join us to wrap up the 2018 legislative session at our Sine Die Happy Hours in Phoenix and Tucson. 

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2018 Legislative Scorecards

Our 2018 Legislative Scorecards are here! How did your representatives vote on the issues?

 

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Evolution Under Attack in AZ Science Standards

We believe that the science education in Arizona schools should be based on scientific fact, not religious dogma... and science teachers from around the world agree! That's why we're concerned about Superintendent Diane Douglas' attempt to cast doubt on evolution, thus undermining AZ students' scientific literacy.

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Join us at "Sine Die" Happy Hours in Phoenix and Tucson

Sine Die Happy Hour 2018
Join us to wrap up the 2018 legislative session at our Sine Die Happy Hours in Phoenix and Tucson. 

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2017 Legislative Wrap Up is Here

The Secular Coalition for Arizona (Secular AZ) ignited our 2017 legislative work in a charged political environment colored by the general election. We started strong, locking arms in solidarity with over 40 anti-discrimination groups during an Opening Day rally. We began lobbying immediately on January 12th against regressive bills aimed at education, science, and women’s reproductive rights.

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"Nones" Now Largest Religious Demographic in 20 States

A September, 2017 study from the Public Religion Research Institute found that those identifying as non-religious are the largest demographic in 20 states, including Arizona. (Here in AZ, "nones" make up 26% of the population.) Of these, six in 10 identify as "secular" while just over 25% identify as "atheist" or agnostic. These numbers illustrate a significant generational shift, and highlight the importance of ensuring that our state's policies are secular... and equitable for all!

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Regarding official government prayer

On April 18th, 2017, State Representative Athena Salman offered a humanist invocation written by a member of her community, the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix. House leadership then ruled that, despite Salman’s assertion that her higher power is “the goodness in humanity,” Salman broke house rules by not praying to a higher power.

 

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Agenda announced for Secular Day at the Capitol

Join us on March 21 for Secular Day at the Capitol.
Register for this free event at http://tinyurl.com/h4mnrj7

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Step-by-step guide on Legislature's "Request to Speak" System (RTS)

You've heard us ask you to sign into the "Request to Speak" system in support or opposition to bills we are following at the Arizona State Legislature.  Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use this system from the comfort of your own home.  A few reminders about the limitations of the system:
1. You may only comment on bills that are currently assigned to a committee agenda; once the bill is heard in the committee you may not add a comment

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Weekly Update from the AZ Capitol

First: we're continuing to fight two subjective morality bills that just passed the Senate.

The CAP-written S1367 forces doctors to perform life-saving procedures on aborted and preterm births, even when it is clear resuscitation is futile and no matter the gestational age.  

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