Pennsylvania Conference Call July 2012

 

SCA Pennsylvania Organizing Conference Call

Call-in number: (530) 881-1400      Participant Access Code: 978895

Tuesday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm ET

 

Welcome message

Explanation of conference call style and recording

The Secular Coalition for America is forming state chapters across the country. Our chapters will bring together secular Americans in each state to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations.

Our first step in forming these chapters is our monthly conference calls.

Goals/ Stages of Chapter Development

Development Stage

Focus on setting up the structure, identifying leadership, identifying how the legislature in Pennsylvania operates

No one is required to speak up, but there will be opportunities to do so.

Official recognition

Future monthly calls will become a way to educate and inform: track legislation, coordinate lobbying efforts and coordinate secular organizations.

Once your state chapter is organized, the leadership and a representative of the SCA will sign a memo of understanding officially recognizing the Secular Coalition for Pennsylvania and giving the group access to our resources (to be discussed in more depth later)

SCA Chapter model

A Secular Coalition for America state chapter is unlike any other nontheistic state organization-it brings together interested organization and individuals for the exclusive purpose of lobbying government officials.

Mission and Purpose of the Chapters

Mission- The Secular Coalition for Pennsylvania and the Secular Coalition for America share the common mission to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

Purpose - The Secular Coalition for America and the Secular Coalition for Pennsylvania will accomplish its mission through cooperation between local groups and coordinated state lobbying activities.

Part of the Secular Coalition for America

Under our C4 tax exemption with full C4 Lobbying privileges

Resources

CQ Statetrack

Website

Secular.org>States>Your State> Pennsylvania

Conference Call dates, time, numbers

Call replays

Agendas

Sign up to receive alerts

PA.secular.org subdomain hope to have running by next call

Gmail Group for Leadership

Set up, all interested individuals should have received emails

Facebook Page

Set up as Secular Coalition for Pennsylvania

Issues:

2012 session runs through November 30th

Religious child care

Early Care and Education Consortium

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

School voucher tax credit program

Who is not here that needs to be here?

Executive Committee

Currently working on getting all the resources in place so leadership can take over administration of facebook page, website, etc.

Have interested individuals:

Justin Vacula, , Scott Rhoades, Stacks Rosch, Brian Fields

In anyone else has any interest in leadership please email me, Kelly@secular.org

Next Conference Call Date and Time

Tuesday, September 4th at 2pm ET; same call in number and code

What we are doing until the next call:

Getting resources pulled together

What you can do:

Contact us if interested in leadership

Sign up on our website to receive info and updates

Check out the state chapters page for updates

Spread the word about the next conference call!

My contact information:

Kelly Damerow

Research and Advocacy Manager, Secular Coalition for America

Kelly@secular.org

P: 202-299-1091 ext.204

 

 

 

 

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