Congressional Freethought Caucus

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    PROMOTES

    Promotes public policy formed on the basis of reason, science, and moral values.

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    PROTECTS

    Protects the secular character of our government by adhering to the strict Constitutional principle of the separation of church and state.

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    OPPOSES

    Opposes discrimination against atheists, agnostics, humanists, seekers, religious and nonreligious persons, and to champion the value of freedom of thought and conscience worldwide.

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    PROVIDES

    Provides a forum for members of Congress to discuss their moral frameworks, ethical values, and personal religious journeys.

The Congressional Freethought Caucus was founded by Representatives Huffman and Raskin in April, 2018.

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Freethought Caucus Activities

There’s (Officially) Not a Single Open Atheist in the New Congress

January 3, 2019
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The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress. […] But by far the largest difference between the U.S. public and Congress is in the share who are unaffiliated with a religious group. In the …

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Politicians, Take Note: Secular Voters Are a Powerful, and Growing, Part of the Population

November 16, 2018
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U.S. voters hit two important milestones in the 2018 midterm. First, Protestants were not the majority of the electorate, according to Religion News Service. Second, as white evangelical Christians, who carried Trump into office on a wave of Christian nationalism, are barely maintaining their share in the electorate, nonreligious people are gaining. “Nones”—those who self-identify …

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Secular And The City: A Post Election Legislative Update

November 9, 2018

That was an election we’ll be talking about for a long time. A big thank you to everyone who participated by voting, registering voters, knocking on doors, making phone calls, donating, asking a question during a town hall or debate or getting other people involved. Before I share my thoughts with you about the election, …

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Here Are All the Non-Religious Candidates Running for State and Federal Office

November 6, 2018
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How many non-religious candidates are on ballots all across the country on Tuesday? With tremendous help from the Freethought Equality Fund PAC and the Center for Freethought Equality — both of which are affiliated with the American Humanist Association — we now have an answer to that question. There are 140 nonreligious candidates vying for …

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Legislative Update – October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Although we did not get the outcome we hoped for, Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation made us much stronger as a movement, and that is no small feat. Here is how we have grown: The Secular Coalition for America (SCA) engaged our member organizations, allies on Capitol Hill, supporters and allied organizations to analyze Judge …

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Congressional Freethought Caucus Letter to Department of Justice Regarding New Religious Liberty Task Force

September 19, 2018
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The Congressional Freethought Caucus sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions tough questions about the newly created Religious Liberty Task Force that Sessions needs to answer. When Sessions goes to testify before Congress, expect members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to demand answers to these important questions. The Secular Coalition for America also submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request on …

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