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Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government, raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse, and educated Americans about atheism. Now, more than ever, we need your help.

American Atheists has more than 230 local affiliates nationwide.

Millions of people who no longer believe stay in their churches because of the community and support the churches provide. Our local affiliates stand ready to help and are vibrant communities full of people just like you who have left behind religion.

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American Atheists Claims Victory for Removal of “In God We Trust” from Mississippi’s Standard License Plate

Jackson, Mississippi—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists claimed victory in its goal to remove mandatory “In God We Trust” language from Mississippi’s official license plate.

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American Atheists Praises Biden Administration for Protecting Public School Students’ Religious Freedom

Washington, DC—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists praised the Biden Administration for working to protect the religious freedom of families whose children are in the public school system. The…

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American Atheists Praises Colorado for Becoming First State to Tackle Problem of Health Care Denials

Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists applauded Colorado Governor Jared Polis for signing the Patients’ Right to Know Act (HB 1218). The bill previously passed both chambers with an…

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American Atheists Announces Acquisition of OnlySky Media

Cranford, NJ — Today the national civil rights organization American Atheists announced the acquisition of OnlySky Media, a digital media platform dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through journalism, storytelling,…

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