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Reason Rally 2012 in DC

http://reasonrally.or... Address: National Mall 900 Ohio Drive, SW Washington, DC 20037 The Reason Rally: A Celebration of Secular values What is the Reason Rally? The Reason Rally is a movement-wide event sponsored by the country’s major secular organizations. The intent is to unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society… and having a damn good time doing it! It will be the largest secular event in world history. There will be music, comedy, great speakers, and lots of fun… and it’s free! When will the Rally be held? On March 24, 2012, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall, nontheists from all corners of the nation will descend on Washington, D.C. en masse to deliver the good news: “We’re huge, we’re everywhere, and we’re growing.” Why are we doing this? Across America, in every city, every town, and every school, secularism is on the rise. Whether people call themselves atheists, agnostics, secular Humanists, or any of the other terms used to describe their god-free lifestyle, secularism is coming out of the closet. According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey (PDF), the percentage of people with no religious affiliation grew in all fifty states. The purpose of this particular rally will be to advance secularism (in the broadest sense of the word) in society. Are we just going to use this opportunity to trash religion? No. This will be a positive experience, focusing on all non-theists have achieved in the past several years (and beyond) and motivating those in attendance to become more active. While speakers have the right to say what they wish, the event is indeed a celebration of secular values. What do you hope to achieve from this Rally? We have three main goals: •To encourage attendees (and those who can’t make it) to come out of the closet as an atheist, or at least a supporter of secular values. •To dispel stereotypes – there is no one “True Atheist” no matter what your pastor or parent may tell you. We will have non-theists from all political persuasions, ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds. We will show that there are atheists in every American demographic. •Legislative equality. We want to show the country that atheists can run for office and adequately represent theists, just as theists in office can represent atheists proudly and openly. We deserve a seat at the table just like theists, and we hope this rally can put our values in the radar of American voters, who may one day elect an atheist to public office.

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  • Dimitri A.

    For a first it was ok. On my way back I heard a couple, perhaps in their middle sixties, saying "...like woodstock, save the sex and the dope".

    March 25, 2012

  • Johnny R.

    We kept pushing forward on the right. Now we're right in front of the screen.

    March 24, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Tried to find you! We're by the wooden cross left side.

    March 24, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Johnny. We're on the right now! Vic has orange poncho. Curt in black hood.

    March 24, 2012

  • Johnny R.

    Kelly and I are in yellow ponchos. Right side.

    March 24, 2012

  • Paul

    take pics and post them.

    March 24, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Here! Rigt side of stage near photographers platform. White T with blue sleeves.

    March 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bus trip is still viable as Austin group is combining with Houston. We need a few more to make it happen.

    March 13, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Already have my hotel room and my sister is coming down from NYC to join in the fun!

    November 7, 2011

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