Rally for State/Church Separation In Austin, Texas

From: Chris H.
Sent on: Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:29 AM
Thought some of you might be interested in this.

~~~Please pass this on and circulate it far and wide on all Atheist
lists, blogs, shows, etc.~~~

Friends, are you tired of hearing about all of the religious bills and
now laws coming from our Texas state government lately? Don't you
think it's time we had a rally for state/church separation here in Texas?

Come take part in the 2007 Texas State/Church Separation Rally here in
Austin, at the Texas State Capitol Building on Saturday, September 8,
from noon till 3pm. We'll have speakers from lots of Freethought
groups there, including:

* American Atheists www.atheists.org
* The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

* The Freethinkers at the University of Texas at Arlington
* The Freethinkers Association of Central Texas
* The Rational Response Squad www.rationalresponders.com

Four of the goals of this rally are the following:

1. To speak out for the civil rights of non-religious Americans.

2. To vocally promote the separation of government from religion.

3. To show support for the Croft family in Carrollton who have sued
over the moment of silence in their public school. (No matter how the
case ends, or whether it's over by then or not.)

4. To protest the flurry of religious bills and now religious laws
coming from our current Texas State Legislature. Please contact me if
you'd like to be a speaker at this rally.

We have some great individual speakers lined up, including at least
two Foxhole Atheists. We'll have some signs and banners, but all
groups and individuals are encouraged to bring signs and banners. The
only rule on that from the Capitol Police is that we don't use poles
or sticks. Just signs and banners that we hold up with our hands. No
problem. This needs to be a show of strength in numbers, and we now
have more aware Freethinkers in Texas than ever before. PLEASE mark
this date and time on your calendar:

Saturday, September 8, 2007 from noon till 3pm.

The State Capitol Building is located at the corner of 11th St. and
Congress Ave. in beautiful downtown Austin. We have permission to
rally on the south steps. All parking meters in Austin are free on
weekends. The date and time were planned for maximum convenience for
the most number of folks attending.

So come on down! More info is on the way.

Thanks for reading! :o)

What: Rally for State/Church Separation
When: Saturday, September 8th, Noon to 3:00 PM
Where: State Capitol, Austin, Texas

Joe Zamecki,
Texas State Director,
American Atheists, Inc.
[address removed]

(AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a nationwide movement that defends civil rights
for nonbelievers; works for the total separation of church and state;
and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy.)

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