|Sean Faircloth, Executive Director, Secular Coalition for America: Secular Coalition for Arizona "Kick Off" Event ||
- Candidate Training Program -
Save the world, become a Secular politician!
"Godly principles are good for everybody"
- Nancy Barto, Arizona State Senator
Online Flyer here
|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.
|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:
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
Message Development and Delivery
Panel Discussions with Elected Officials
*Individuals registering for this program may not have already filed, developed an exploratory committee, fundraised or spent money on their campaign.
|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. |
Dates: October 29th and 30th
November 12th and 13th
December 3rd and 4th
Application Deadline Oct 3, 2011
Location:Workshops will be held at the Arizona Education Association & Planned Parenthood AZ offices in Phoenix, AZ.
Cost:The fee for this training is $100.
For additional information or questions contact:[address removed]
Angelica Delgadillo, Center For Progressive Leadership
|Will you represent everyone?|
"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