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May 17, 2013

Massachusetts Senatorial Candidates Score A on SCA Scorecard


The Secular Coalition yesterday released its 2013 Massachusetts Senate Candidate Scorecard for the upcoming special election, both candidates scored an A.
The Secular Coalition for Rhode Island scored the chapter's first big win when they persuaded Governor Lincoln D. Chafee to issue a Gubernatorial Proclamation officially declaring May 2 the Day of Reason in Rhode Island. In doing this, Governor Chafee helped raise awareness throughout the State of Rhode Island of the importance of Reason as a guiding principle of our secular democracy.

The Secular Coalition yesterday released its 2013 Massachusetts Senate Candidate Scorecard for the upcoming special election —a guide for secular-minded Massachusettsians on the senate candidates. The scorecard grades the Republican and Democratic candidates vying for the senate seat in the upcoming election to be held on June 25 and both candidates, Republican, Gabriel E. Gomez, and Democrat, Edward J. Markey received an "A". The Secular Coalition will be putting together scorecards for Virginia and New Jersey--the only two states to hold gubernatorial elections this year.

In conjunction with the American Ethical Union and Washington Area Secular Humanists, the Secular Coalition for America  is hosting an Advocacy Day on Thursday, June 13. The SCA will provide basic training in advocacy and lobbying at their offices and organize visits with Congressional staff members. Local D.C.-area humanists and colleagues from SCA member organizations are invited to join. Please register ASAP but no later than May 30th by emailing [address removed].

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Secular Movement News & Updates
Humanist Chaplain at Harvard Greg Epstein and its Research and Education Fellow James Croft this week announced a deal to write a new book for publisher Simon and Schuster. Additionally, the Harvard Humanist community announced a new 2740 square foot center and headquarters for the Humanist Community at Harvard and the Humanist Community Project, in the heart of Harvard Square. Maurice Sendak will be the the Society for Humanistic Judaism’s[masked] Humanistic Jewish Role Model of the year.  Sendak, a well-known writer and illustrator of many well-known and loved children’s books, such as Where the Wild Things Are.His Jewish identity forms the context of his story telling.  Sendak was an atheist, and stated in a September 2011 interview with Terry Gross on National Public Radio's Fresh Air that he didn't believe in God. He commented that life is harder for non-believers than those who are religious. Help get this secular film made! The team at Bread and Butter Films just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for the initial filming of The Outcast of Beauregard Parish. The film profiles a Jerry DeWitt, a preacher who lost his faith, and was ostracized. They must raise $30,000 by July 25 or lose all the donations pledged. . View the Kickstarter campaign and trailer.

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