I’m Scott MacConomy, Director Policy and Government Affairs here at the Secular Coalition for America. It’s my job to represent you along with the millions of other nontheist Americans, here in our nation’s capital. After a long career on Capitol Hill, working for two Senators, Senator Daniel Moynihan and Senator Mark Pryor, I am now on the other side of the legislative process.
In an effort to advance our Secular Agenda, I hold regular meetings with Members of Congress, their staff, and other policymakers. At the moment, we want to advance the Do No Harm Act which has a solid number of cosponsors in the House but has not been introduced yet in the Senate. The Do No Harm Act amends the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that no one can use their religious beliefs to violate another citizen’s fundamental civil and legal rights. It ensures that publicly funded services are available to all members of the public without discrimination. You can contact your members of Congress here to add your support.
We also want to pass the Scientific Integrity Act which protects federally funded scientists and their work from political influence. You can learn more and add your support here.
In addition to my meetings with members of Congress and staff to advocate for nontheistic viewpoints and the secular character of our government, I continuously watch what’s going on in Congress and the White House, and will be letting you know when you should add your voice through our Action Center.
I’ll keep you informed and you let your representatives know what you want them to do on the issues important to secular Americans. That’s what democracy is all about.
I hope you will feel free to contact me with your concerns about legislation currently on Capitol Hill or legislation you’d like to see Congress consider. I’m at [email protected] Thank you for joining us in this fight to defend the wall of separation between religion and government. We could not do it without you.
Your advocate on the Hill,
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
Secular Coalition for America