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Sept Public Meeting

From: Heather H
Sent on: Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:55 PM

This months Public Meeting & Speaker event will be the fourth Sunday instead of the third Sunday this month so we don't conflict with the FFRF convention. We are excited that this month's speaker is actually from FFRF; Patrick Elliott, Senior Counsel, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. He will speak on how school vouchers fund religion and harm public education with his speech titled "Not on my Dime".

School voucher proponents have pushed legislation to fund private schools with public money in many states across the U.S., including in Minnesota. President Trump has proposed creating a $20 billion federal voucher program. What can you expect if school vouchers continue to expand?

Patrick Elliott will discuss the harmful impact of vouchers and what we can do to stop their rapid expansion. Voucher schemes harm public education and overwhelming fund religious schools, violating the separation between church and state.

Patrick is an attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation and specializes in state/church advocacy and litigation. Patrick hails from St. Paul, Minn. He has advised the foundation on numerous state/church conflicts in Minnesota and across the country. Patrick has written extensively about school vouchers and has lobbied congress to oppose federal school vouchers.

This should be an interesting and informative presentation. We hope you are able to make it!

RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/MinnesotaAtheists/events/242632573/

Patrick Elliott

 

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