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Nontheist community raises $25,000 during National Day of Reason Mayday for Humanity event

A note from Debbie Allen, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, on the success of our community’s National Day of Reason fundraising event, Mayday for Humanity.   As the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America (SCA), I want to personally thank the secular community for their support during our coalition’s Secular …

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2021 Secular Week of Action

Washington, D.C. – 2021’s Secular Week of Action is just a month away! Every year, the secular movement comes together to create change in our local communities and provide a relevant alternative to the National Day of Prayer (May 6, 2021). Our coalition spends a whole week organizing service projects and volunteering as individuals  — increasing the visibility of secular people and …

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Statement on Speckhardt’s decision to step down from the American Humanist Association

Roy Speckhardt was one of the first leaders to inspire me to get involved in the secular movement. Over time I found a philosophical home with the American Humanist Association. Inspired by their work, I wanted to contribute my efforts to advancing humanism and I eventually served several years on the Board of Directors. I …

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Nebraska Democratic Party Joins National Trend, Unanimously Adopts Secular Caucus

Nebraska Democrats this past Saturday became the third state party since 2016 to adopt a caucus focused on advocating on behalf of non-religious citizens. The Party’s unanimous vote of support marked a long-awaited victory for the Nebraska Secular Democrats (NSD), which had been organizing since March 2018 to gain democratic affiliation. With the caucus now …

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NDP Secular Caucus founder and Chair Joseph Couch with Jane Gleeb, NDP Chair

E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Under a Cloud of Ethics Scandals

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on environmental regulations, resigned on Thursday in the face of numerous ethics investigations that doomed his tenure. Despite Mr. Pruitt’s efforts to nurture a close relationship with the president, Mr. Trump himself announced the resignation …

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LGBTQ activists fear for their freedoms with Kennedy’s retirement

How are LGBTQ activists reacting to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement given the role he’s played in their lives? Some fear it will mean the rollback of protections he helped bring about while others are more optimistic about expanding those new freedoms. Kennedy, an ideological conservative who was often the swing vote in cases …

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Trump’s Supreme Court Frontrunner Is the “Forrest Gump of Republican Politics”

As soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, people started taking bets on whom President Donald Trump would nominate to replace him—sometimes literally. Online betting isn’t legal in the United States, but an Australian online bookmaker, sportsbet.com.au, posted its odds for the leading Supreme Court candidates, and the site—like the Washington …

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Once climate change skeptic, new NASA chief Bridenstine wants Earth science to remain key agency mission

Newly installed NASA Administrator James Bridenstine said the agency will — and should — continue to monitor the Earth’s carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming, marking another break from many of the conservative lawmakers with whom he once served. Two weeks after telling a Senate panel he now believes human activity is the primary source of …

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Register Now for the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day and Awards Dinner

If you live near Washington, D.C. or have the ability to travel there, consider registering for the Secular Coalition for America’s upcoming Lobby Day and Secular Values Summit on April 24-25. It’s a chance to speaking with your elected officials about matters involving church/state separation — you sign up and the SCA staff will set up the …

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Nontheist Organizations Band Together — A Match Made in Heaven

Washington, DC — Today the Secular Coalition for America and the United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR) announced a bold new partnership to engage nontheistic communities across the country and begin mobilizing the one-quarter of Americans with no religious affiliation into a unified voting bloc. To better facilitate cooperation between the two organizations, the Secular Coalition …

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SCA and UnitedCoR
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