National Secular Movement Update Call
National Secular Movement Update
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As Washington prepares for the second inauguration of President Obama on Sunday, the city is awash with patriotic paraphernalia, bleachers along the parade route and plenty of other preparations. An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people are expected to attend.
The Secular Coalition has four upcoming meetings with the offices of representatives and senators in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, we are watching several bills closely. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has again introduced his bill (H.R. 301) to create a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia. We have used this bill as a Congressional Scorecard vote in the past.
Finally, we are hard at work planning the Lobby Day and Secular Summit and our first Senate Briefing, which will be focused on tax-related issues. If you haven't already registered for Lobby Day, register now to secure the early bird rate!
Table of Contents:
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II. Secular Events and Calendar
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Other News, Blog Posts, Press Releases
We will have a Legislative and Regulatory Update call on Tuesday, January 22 at 2pm ET. Current donors will receive an invitation; if you are interested in participating in these calls, please donate today!
Contact Chris Lombardi, Government Relations Manager for the SCA, with additional suggestions or information at email@example.com.
VI. SCA State Chapters
State Chapter Updates
VII. Policy and Research Documents
Reminder: The Open Access on-line Research Library at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture, Trinity College, Hartford, CT is available to everyone in the movement. Go to www.secularisminstitute.org. This is the academic website for ISSSC. From there you can access (top right) all the reports and materials on the American Religious Identification Survey series since 1990.
Contact Barry Kosmin, Director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society with any additions or suggestions for this list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powerpoints, brochures, scorecards, and other resources are now available on the website. These speeches will be free and available to everyone in the movement. The Secular Coalition is looking for helpful research papers, to link to from our website and to determine where additional research needs to be done. If you are aware of any, please send information to email@example.com
VIII. Secular Coalition Expansion
The American Humanist Association distributed it's own new edition of the "Jefferson Bible" to incoming members of Congress. AHA's new version includes what its editors consider the best and the worst of the sacred texts of the world's religions -- the Hebrew Tanakh, the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist Sutras and the Book of Mormon.
The Society for Humanistic Judaism called for a boycott of retailers selling assault rifles and high capacity magazines – people can sign the petition and find a list of retailers who have not removed such weapons from their online catalogues and shelves as well as a much shorter list of those who have.
SHJ is also encourages registration for HuJews Teen and College Conclave, April 12-14, in Michigan. And finally, SHJ is seeking a part-time Youth Program Associate. Find out more about the position here.
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