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From: Jeff W.
Sent on: Monday, July 7, 2008 3:09 PM


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From: Secular Coalition for America <[address removed]>
Date: Jul 7,[masked]:06 PM
Subject: Activities At-A-Glance
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July 7, 2008

Activities At-A-Glance
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Thank you for your activism and your support of our mission: to increase the visibility and respectability of nontheistic viewpoints in the United States and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.  We invite you to share highlights of our work in recent weeks:

Legislative and Policy Updates -

  • House subcommittee votes to continue funding religious education for D.C. students.  Action Alert: Stop footing the bill for religious schools in D.C.  summary
  • Citizen lobbyists storm Capitol.  summary
  • Religious and political connections drive government grants.  summary

Recent Happenings -

  • Secular Coalition for America responds to study finding that one in five atheists believes in God.   summary
  • Republican Veep hopeful Bobby Jindal wants "Intelligent Design" taught in public schools.  summary

On the Horizon -

  • See director Lori Lipman Brown in Ames, Atlanta, New York City, Fredericksburg (VA), Columbus and more. Also, see president Herb Silverman in Charleston, S.C.  events schedule

Accolades for Allies -

  • Washington Post covers American Humanist Association's Humanist Education initiative.  summary
  • Billboards increasing our visibility.   summary

Happy birthday, Lori -

  • An invitation from Richard Dawkins, Secular Coalition for America advisory board member, to celebrate director Lori Lipman Brown's 50th birthday.  summary


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The Secular Coalition for America is the national lobby for atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic Americans. From our office in the nation's capital, our lobbyists and support staff engage public policy makers and the media on issues ranging from religion's influence on education and medical research to the privileging of faith groups by government. We are the first and only cooperative venture of nine member organizations coming together to improve the political situation of a previously unrepresented constituency: the tens of millions of atheists and agnostics in the United States.

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