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

Steve Deace: Congressional Freethought Caucus Members Want to “Kill God”

May 3, 2018

Last week, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) announced the formation of a Congressional Freethought Caucus. Since that announcement, we’ve learned a few more details. Huffman and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will co-chair the caucus. Other members include Rep. Jerry McNerney(D-CA), Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who announced her membership on Twitter. What will the caucus do? We already know their goals: 1) to promote public policy formed …

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The latest faith group to launch a congressional caucus? The nonreligious.

May 2, 2018

A new religious group in the US House of Representatives is advocating for more representation and influence. Those members? The nonreligious. This week, Democratic Reps. Jared Huffman (CA), Jamie Raskin (MD), Jerry McNerney (CA), and Dan Kildee (MI) announced the formation of a new caucus, known as the Congressional Freethought Caucus, to safeguard the interests of nontheists …

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Dem lawmakers launch ‘Freethought’ congressional caucus

May 1, 2018

Four Democratic congressmen on Monday launched a congressional caucus they said would center on fostering “science and reason-based solutions” and “defending the secular character of our government.” California Reps. Jared Huffman (D) and Jerry McNerney (D) joined forces with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) to launch the Congressional Freethought Caucus. According to a release, the goals of the caucus include pushing “public …

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Make Room for Freethinkers on Capitol Hill

May 1, 2018

New congressional caucus promotes reason, science and secularism. In politics and government, interest groups typically need some level of popularity and respectability in order to exert influence. As such, today’s public announcement by Rep. Jared Huffman(link is external) (D-CA) of the formation of the first-ever Congressional Freethought Caucus is particularly noteworthy. That’s right, a FreethoughtCaucus. Of all the constituencies known for wielding clout in Washington, …

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There Will Soon Be a “Congressional Freethought Caucus” on Capitol Hill

April 26, 2018

The U.S. Congress will soon have a caucus — a group of legislators that gets together to promote common interests — dedicated to reason and science, the secular government our founders envisioned, and issues concerning non-religious Americans. You would think, given how there are caucuses for everything, we’d already have one of these. After all, there …

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Nontheists Applaud The Announcement of a Congressional Freethought Caucus

April 25, 2018
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Washington, DC –Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the formation of the first-ever Congressional Freethought Caucus. The mission of the caucus is to promote public policy based on reason and science, to protect the secular character of our government, and to champion the value of …

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