The Reason Rally - Washington, DC

The Reason Rally is an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. It will be free to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the Washington Mall. There will be music, comedy, speakers, and so much more. We hope you can join us! Please poke around the site for more information, stay tuned for frequent updates, and let us know if you have any questions!

Speakers include:
Richard Dawkins
Author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, and more;  Founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
PZ Myers
Blogger at Pharyngula; Professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota Morris.
Taslima Nasrin
Author of more than thirty books, including Lajja (“Shame”); Prolific activist for gender equality, free thought, and human rights.
James Randi
Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation; Creator of The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge; Magician (known as “The Amazing Randi”).
Bad Religion
Legendary rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Greg Graffin.

The full list of speakers can be seen at


Official Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=[masked]

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  • Arlene-Marie

    The Reason Rally was an awesome event. More than 20,000 men women and children endured the rain and chilly winds for many hours to stand in unity for secular reasoning. The broad based Reason Rally Committee is to be commended for presenting a well organized event and, in the end, proving that by working together the various secular organizations can make a bold statement.

    March 28, 2012

  • Laura

    What a wonderful thing, to be surrounded by 20,000 like minded people smiling in the rain; enjoying an incredible lineup of speakers and entertainers. I can't stop smiling and intermittently crying tears of joy. Can we do this again, please?

    March 25, 2012

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    March 18, 2012

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    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    American Humanist Association has added two 'Pre-Reason Rally Receptions' the evening before the Reason Rally, 3/23, at 3:00pm-6:00pm and 7:00pm-10:00pm, both also in DC.

    January 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Secular Coalition for America has added the Lobby Day for Reason on March 23, 2012, the day before the Reason Rally, both in Washington, DC, an event to allow atheists, agnostics, humanists, and secular Americans to directly lobby their members of Congress on the issues that matter to us. For more information and to register, go to

    December 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Round trip bus from American Atheists National Convention at the Bethesda Marriott to the Reason Rally and back added!

    November 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michigan added to DC Rally Bus routes!

    October 30, 2011

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    A former member

    10/20/11 Reason Rally reservations and pinned map updated. Reason Rally added a fourth hotel with discounts and removed ride share.

    October 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    To view the "Reason Rally reservation deadlines and pinned map", click on "File" under the "More" tab above.

    October 20, 2011

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