It’s been long known that poor pay and work conditions have created a teacher retention crisis in Arizona. But now white Christian nationalists are starting to force out administrators as well.

Most recently, Casa Grande Union High School district voted to fire their first Black female superintendent without any cause whatsoever.

Arizona is also seeing a decline in applications for principals thanks to death threats over issues like COVID-19 protocols.

Meanwhile, Republicans are shooting down legislation that would make schools safer via fingerprint and security checks on employees.

Our Executive Director Jeanne Casteen recorded a special message about this issue above. Watch for more details and share the video with your friends.

In the meantime, we’re organizing to get people to organize at their school boards—whether it be to watch for important agenda items, report things you’re noticing at schools, or just to show up at public meetings in support of board members. Hit up our volunteer signup sheet below and we’ll get you in mix and prepare you to hit the ground running.   

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In Memoriam: Dr. Harold “Hal” Saferstein

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Harold (“Hal”) Saferstein announces his passing on January 19, 2023.
Hal and Doreen, who passed away a year ago, have been great friends to many organizations, including the American Humanist Association, Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), Freedom from Religion Foundation/Valley of the Sun, Secular AZ, ACLU of Arizona, and others.
Read the announcement of Hal's passing written by our friends at Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix.

Amelia Cramer: The Safer Communities, Secure Families, & Pretrial Justice for All Act

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For the next installment of our series on criminal justice reform, Amelia Craig Cramer, VP of Tucson NAACP, joins us to discuss the “Safer Communities, Secure Families, & Pretrial Justice for All Act”.


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