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Online Auction to Support Secular Communities for Arizona

Auction ItemsWe're having an online auction (32auctions.com/secularAZ) to benefit the educational and civic programming offered by Secular Communities for Arizona, our 501(c)3 arm!

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Secular Summit: RSVP Today!

Keep Gods Out of Government Secular Summit 2018Join secular public policy supporters from around the state for the 4th annual Secular Summit!

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2018 AZ Legislative Voter Guide

Want to know where the candidates stand on the issues?

Before you vote, peruse our 2018 Arizona Legislative Voter Guide.

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Candidate Surveys for November, 2018 Election

We want you to be informed before November's election!

The Secular Coalition for Arizona offered each candidate the opportunity to respond to a survey about their views on secular-related issues. We'll publish each survey as we receive it. 
 

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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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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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