"I guess wackos are not all that popular"

More great news from the election: “Moms For Liberty”—the hate group that advocates for book bans, anti-LGBTQ+ policies, and religious nationalism in schools—lost nearly across the board in elections nationwide.

Moms for Liberty helped elect 365 candidates to school boards the last two years, but the group only won 50 seats in about 24,000 races this November. This includes many historically conservative districts.

What was responsible?

Highly-shared posts by voters on the internet included sentiments like “I guess wackos are not all that popular as vote getters.” Voters may also be getting wind of the fact that “culture war” politics contribute to community decline by placing private interests over public well-being.

In a “How-to” piece about defeating Moms for Liberty, Ohio parent-turned-organizers shared their formula for success::

  1. Google “How to start a PAC in [state]”
  2. Talk to center-leaning parents in a non-partisan way
  3. Stay on brand: no culture wars, no extremism.

Their campaign won bipartisan support in their community and defeated Moms for Liberty candidates 3-1.

Similar campaigns are already up and running in Arizona, like The Real CFSD in Tucson. If you’re interested in taking similar action, get on their volunteer list (and ours) and keep your eyes on our listings below for opportunities to get involved.

BREAKING: Magic sugar pills not as effective as medicine

This past September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to eight companies for manufacturing or marketing unapproved eye drops in violation of federal law. The eye drops in question, which include the brands EzriCare, Delsam, and Similasan, claim to be “homeopathic eye drop solutions” that purport to relieve dry eyes, pink eye, cataracts, styes, allergy symptoms, and computer eyes.

The problem? Homeopathy is a nonsensical, unregulated junk science and these eye drops can actually harm people.


National effort to regulate dangerous faux health insurance

The Health Share Transparency Act would protect people from health care sharing ministries, known for leaving Arizonans tens of thousands of dollars in debt due to deceptive practices.

We sent letters to all of Arizona's Representatives urging support for the Health Share Transparency Act.

Join us by finding your own Representative’s contact info here.

2023 UNITY Summit - Dec 5th & 6th

Gaining an understanding of the issues and challenges that we face while equipping our teams to look through an inclusive lens is more important than ever. So ONE Community is offering a free virtual summit on December 5th and 6th.

Sessions will include panels on moving Arizona forward on LGBTQ+ issues, anti-semitism, transphobia, and how to make political change without fueling polarization.

See what’s being offered and register here.



Committee opening in Prescott

Boards, Committees and Commissions provide opportunities for secular citizens to take an active role in their local government.

Prescott is currently looking to fill five seats on the Civic Enhancement Committee. The committee handles the distribution of grants, acceptance of public art donations & projects, recommendations to Council regarding development and advancement of public services provided by the library and parks & recreation needs of the community. It would be a great role for anyone passionate about protecting against censorship and proselytizing within these city services.

Read more.

Upcoming School Board Meetings

Volunteer to monitor meetings here.

Cancer fundraiser for school board member

Member Ann Elizabeth Ordway—a reliable voice of reason at Deer Valley Unified School District—has shared that she has cancer and will be undergoing chemotherapy treatment. A constituent in her district has put together a fundraiser to help her with treatment, and if you’re so moved, show this tireless public servant of 14 years your appreciation

Volunteers needed to collect signatures for abortion amendment

Arizona for Abortion Access has launched the petition gathering effort to put abortion on the ballot in 2024. The “Arizona Abortion Access Act” would enshrine the fundamental right to abortion in Arizona’s constitution for generations to come. The amendment is critical to ensure abortion access in the state.

The campaign must collect 383,923 valid signatures from Arizona voters by July 3, 2024 in order to qualify on the ballot. Sign up to be a volunteer here.


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