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Nation’s Leading Secular Organization Condemns AG Bill Barr

Washington, D.C.—Background: U.S. Attorney General William Barr blamed secularism in society for a series of problems including drug overdoses, violence, and mental health challenges in a speech Friday at Notre Dame Law School. The constituency of religiously unaffiliated Americans that Barr attacked represents more than one quarter of the country, (more than 80 million people …

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On Capitol Hill, Secular Americans Fight for Faith-Free Addiction Recovery

In partnership with addiction recovery experts, nonbelievers from across the country took to Capitol Hill last Friday to highlight the growing number of Americans who want, but don’t have access to, a faith-free addiction recovery program. “Twelve-step and other faith-based recovery programs are widely accessible across the United States, but the truth is there is …

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Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters at annual summer meeting

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) this past Saturday embraced American nonbelievers for the first time, adopting a resolution that recognizes their contributions to society and to the Democratic Party. This move by the DNC, which was unanimous absent one abstention, demonstrates that they are living up to the big-tent inclusive values they regularly espouse, though …

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Freedom From Religion Foundation hires Mark Dann as director of governmental affairs

Mark Dann will join the staff of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) on Monday, May 20, as its first full-time director of governmental affairs. Prior to that, he worked as the director of governmental affairs for the Secular Coalition for America (SCA). He has also served as the federal affairs director at Compassion & …

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Across nation, nonreligious Americans put values into action through community service

In the week leading up to the National Day of Prayer, nonreligious Americans have dedicated thousands of hours to community service as part of the Secular Week of Action. Led by the Secular Coalition for America, their 19 member organizations and nearly 100 partners across the nation participated in service events in locations including Alaska, California, …

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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

Secular Voters Shake Up Midterm Elections

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement following the 2018 midterm elections. Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America “Yesterday millions of nonreligious voters across the country made their voices heard at the ballot box and sent a powerful message to lawmakers, politicians, and pundits …

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Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Is A Supreme Injustice

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released the following statement today after the Senate voted (50-48) to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America “The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to our nation’s highest court is a supreme injustice. …

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Nontheists Warn Attorney General’s Task Force Will Push Religious Privilege

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today in response to news that the Department of Justice is establishing a “religious liberty task force.” The announcement follows remarks made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department’s religious liberty summit. In his speech, Sessions said; “In short, we have not …

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National Nontheist Organizations Issue Letter Opposing Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Washington, DC — Today, eighteen national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, humanists, and nontheistic Americans delivered a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination would be a wrecking ball to the vital separation between church and state,” said Representative Jared …

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