Action Alert

Meeting today! Tell this praying, proselytizing school board not to appeal to the Supreme Court

The Chino Valley School Board prayed, proselytized, and read the bible at school board meetings. No more! It has lost in federal court to FFRF and 22 brave plaintiffs. Twice. The Board just scheduled a closed meeting for TODAY, AUGUST 1, at 5:00 P.M. WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT THE BOARD RIGHT NOW. 

The meeting is closed so there is no need to show up in person but please email and call the board. We think they intend to vote on whether or not to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. Tell them NO APPEAL!

CONTACT

Chino Valley School Board

Pamela Feix                   (909) 306-8259     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James Na                      (909) 315-1344     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Irene Hernandez-Blair  (909) 731-2597    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrew Cruz                 (909) 472-7863    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sylvia Orozco                (909) 721-1361    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BACKGROUND

The school district lost more than $200,000 at the lower court and the total will likely tick up to $300,000 or even $400,000. How many textbooks or computers or teachers’ salaries were lost? Instead, these board members are intent on using public offices to promote their personal religion.

A fight to the Supreme Court could double or even triple that price tag. The school board will make much of the fact that they have pro bono representation. But don’t be taken in by this misleading talking point. FFRF debunks this fallacy time and again. Most recently, in an op-ed for Religion New Service. It has cost some local governments more than a million dollars.

Three of the board members belong to the local mega-church, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills: Sylvia Orozco, James Na, and Andrew Cruz. They need to hear from you NOW!

Please call if you are able. Email too.

MESSAGE

Feel free to copy and paste the sample text for an email that we’ve provided.

Please do not appeal the case brought by FFRF and 22 other plaintiffs. We’ve already wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on this case. I understand that you have pro bono representation, but we’ll still have to pay all the costs and fees for the other side. Plenty of local governments have spent far more than our school district fighting these losing cases. The Dover School District in Pennsylvania spent more than $1 million on a losing fight to preach creationism in the public schools.

Get back to teaching our children. Please don’t waste time and energy on this appeal. We have better things to do.

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