Have you heard of ValleyCoR?
On May 4, 2011, several secular groups in the San Joaquin Valley joined together with the United Coalition of Reason to form a local coalition – the Central Valley Coalition of Reason – also called “ValleyCoR”.
CVAAS was one of these three groups.
Together with UnitedCoR, these groups announced their formation with the prominent placement of a billboard in Fresno. Located on the Northwest side of the corner of Saginaw and Blackstone, this billboard demonstrated that secular organizations exist in and around the San Joaquin Valley, and invited members of the secular community to join.
Of course, this was seen by the local news as a very controversial statement and the resulting 2-week news cycle generated by local television networks and newspapers highlighted exactly the necessity of raising our community’s awareness of the secular, skeptical and freethought communities.
Since our first formation, a few secular groups have folded, and have been replaced. And ValleyCoR has grown geographically from a “local” community to one that stretches from Bakersfield to Fresno, and perhaps soon beyond.
The most recent organization to join ValleyCoR is the Atheist Society of Kern. This group is well established and serves several hundred secular people in and around Bakersfield.
Who are the members of ValleyCoR? Check out the ValleyCoR.org website and see!