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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

Atheist summits aim to find community, and power, in networking nonbelievers

We are proud to share that the Secular Coalition for America has been a driving force behind three regional leadership summits for secular organizers in March 2019, including one that took place last weekend in Southern California. The purpose of the summits is to convene secular organizers to network, share best practices, learn new skills, …

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NY Legislators Must Help Orthodox Jewish Kids and Rescind the Felder Amendment

As we’ve posted about before, New York State Sen. Simcha Felder — a “Democrat” who caucused with the Republicans, giving them a one-vote majority — essentially held the state’s budget hostage until it agreed not to interfere with the curriculum at yeshivas, the schools for Orthodox Jews. That meant there could be no oversight of …

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Rep. Jamie Raskin Says; “We need a secular movement that is big and strong”

On Thursday, leaders of representatives from the Secular Coalition for America, American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, the Center for Inquiry, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, attended a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the Congressional Freethought Caucus. Rep. Jamie Raskin,  a co-chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, gave an informal speech at the event …

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Atheists Say the “First Step Act” Uses Taxpayer Money for Religious Programs

The bipartisan criminal justice bill that just passed through the Senate yesterday — and one of the only legislative issues both parties seem to support in large numbers — has a church/state separation problem. […] Except for the part that’s bad. One of the provisions in S. 3649 concerning an “evidence-based recidivism reduction program” — …

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