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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Latest Updates

Freethought Caucus Activities

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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Congressional Freethought Caucus Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Kavanaugh

September 6, 2018

Members of Congress have released a letter detailing how a Justice Kavanaugh would dismantle the wall of separation between state and church. The list of signatories includes four members of the Freethought Caucus Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA).

National Nontheist Organizations Issue Letter Opposing Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

July 26, 2018
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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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The Only Openly Non-Religious Member of Congress Easily Won His Primary

June 6, 2018
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This wasn’t one of the races anyone was paying close attention to last night, but I think it still merits mention. In California’s 2nd congressional district, Rep. Jared Huffman, the only openly non-theistic member of Congress, coasted through his top-two-advance-to-November primary. He’ll face Republican Dale Mensing in what should be a (thankfully) uneventful race. What’s notable is that …

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Is it just an ‘atheists’ club? Inside the House of Representatives’ new Freethought Caucus

May 10, 2018

As religious tensions flare in the House, four Democratic congressmen are launching a new group dedicated to science-based policy, separation of church and state, and freedom for all—including atheists. The nearly 500 registered caucuses in the House of Representatives cover seemingly every issue. They represent social problems (Homelessness Caucus, Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus); industries (Coal Caucus, …

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