210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
Secular Advocacy Day is a lobby day where the CT Secular community meets with legislators in the State Capitol to discuss matters and legislation that are important to our community.
To sign up to participate, you will need to visit ct.secular.org and register. Signing up here on meetup does not guarantee you a spot. This meetup is for informational purposes only.
Join the Secular Coalition for Connecticut for its first ever Secular Advocacy Day. On Monday, March 13, secular Connecticut citizens from around the state will come to Hartford to meet with lawmakers and advocate for separation of chuch and state and evidence based policy. Never lobbied before? No problem! We will provide training and guide you through the process.
Our three issues of focus will be:
1) Patient's Right to Know Act - With an increasing amount of religiously affiliated hospitals merging with secular hospitals, many patients are unaware that their options for care are dictated by religious doctrine. The Patient's Right to Know Act would mandate that religious health providers inform patients of about procedures that are not permitted, such as sterilization procedures and prescribing contraception.
2) Oath standardization – Standardizing oaths of office to make them constitutional. Providing all persons with a meaningful oath, without necessitating public identification of a particular belief system.
3) Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill - For far too long, the Catholic Church has blocked legislation that would legalize the right of the terminally ill to end their lives peacefully and on their own terms.
It's time to show Connecticut legislators that they have secular constituents who stand for true religious freedom, secular values, and the separation of church and state. Join us!