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Supporting Civil Rights for Atheists and the Separation of Church and State
Local and Affiliates
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As America's premiere atheist organization, American Atheists is dedicated to developÂing and supporting a healthy, thriving, and respected atheist community in the United States, with over 100 affiliates (and counting!). Our Affiliate program provides a relationship with local groups that benefits both the local group and American Atheists in meeting our goals and mission.
We collaborate with local affiliates that want to participate in our civil rights campaigns or need assistance on local issues. We provide organizational and leadership support to local affiliates that are new, struggling, or stagnant. And, of course, we look to our local affiliates to keep us informed of emerging local civil rights issues so that we can meet the challenge.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN AMERICAN ATHEISTS AFFILIATE GROUP?
AFFILIATING WITH AMERICAN ATHEISTS BRINGS YOUR ORGANIZATION:
- A free affiliate listing on the American Atheists Local Affiliates webpage;
- Referrals for individuals in your area who contact American Atheists looking for a local group;
- American Atheists periodic Affiliates newsletter, filled with updates about American Atheists campaigns and programs as well as organizational ideas and other information of interest to growing atheist affiliates;
- Consultation assistance for local civil rights issues facing your organization;
- Consultation assistance for organizational issues or problems, including free organizational evaluation and audit services;
- Invitations to American Atheists leadership and program training workshops held in your area from time to time;
- Access to American Atheist speakers;
- Opportunity to host local RAM and AA workshops, even the AA national convention;
- Free affiliate subscription to American Atheist Magazine;
- Free American Atheist literature for local distribution;
- 20% first-year American Atheists membership discount for members of your affiliate;
- 20% merchandise resale discount at the American Atheist Store for affiliate purchases over $20;
- Reduced American Atheists national convention and RAM registration fees for members of your affiliate; and
- Participation in the affiliate meeting at the American Atheists' annual convention.
Affiliation is free and requires only submission of a registration form of your interest along with current contact information. There are no size or governance requirements or other restrictions. (American Atheists does reserve the right to decline affiliation requests or terminate affiliations with groups that we believe do not support AAâ€™s goals and purposes or would reflect badly on the organizaÂtion.) Local affiliates are free to operate and take positions on issues regardless of your relationship with American Atheists. The value of affiliation comes from the recognition of the relationship and the shared values and bonds that our affiliates have with American Atheists.
Working together, united in our common goals, your group and American Atheists can achieve the secular society that our country's founders promised and provided for all of us.
AA's National Affiliate Director is Stuart Bechman. Feel free to contact him with any questions or issues about AA's Affiliate program and for any specific affiliate support you need.
Ready to become an Affiliate? If your group would like to become an Affiliate, then email Stuart Bechman and he will email you the Affiliation Application.
Local Partners and local American Atheists affiliates are independent non-profit organizations and are not subsidiaries, agents, employees, or legal representatives of American Atheists. Local Partners and affiliates do not have the authority to bind American Atheists to any contractual obligations or otherwise act on behalf of American Atheists.