The Humanist Society of Iowa is proud to host Amanda Knief as she gives an explication of her book "The Citizen Lobbyist". Amanda, formerly an Iowan, is one of the founding members of the Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers.
Amanda Knief will travel from her home in Washington, D.C., to present the Humanist's February program. Amanda earned her JD degree from Drake University before working at the Iowa Legislature and seeing for herself "how the sausage is made." The votes we cast in November did not end our participation in the critical presidential and legislative terms ahead. Amanda will educate us on how, step-by-step, we can make our voices heard.
Amanda Knief, National Legal and Public Policy Director-American Atheists
Amanda Knief is a public policy and constitutional expert on religious freedom and civil liberties. She is the author of The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government. Amanda has a JD from Drake University Law School and a BS in journalism and science communication from Iowa State University. She has previously worked as a legal counsel and legislative drafter for the Iowa Legislature and the lobbyist for the Secular Coalition for America.
Amanda Knief is the National Legal and Public Policy Director for American Atheists. She directs American Atheists' policy advocacy, legal strategy, and serves as In-House Counsel.