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Arkansas Creationism Bill Defeated in Tight Vote

Little Rock, Arkansas—Today, the church/state separation watchdog American Atheists praised the lawmakers on the Arkansas Senate Education Committee who rejected the controversial creationism bill (HB 1701) in a 3-3 vote yesterday…

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Connecticut Residents: Eliminate Dangerous Religious Exemptions to Vaccination

Under current law, Connecticut allows children to attend school and daycare without receiving legally required vaccination if their parents have a religious objection.

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Oppose Christian Nationalist Curriculum in Florida Public Schools!

The Florida Department of Education is moving forward with new curriculum standards that would indoctrinate students with a false Christian nationalist version of history.

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Oppose Religious Coercion in New Hampshire Public Schools!

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering an unnecessary and exclusionary bill (HB 69) that will require every building in every school district to have an “In God We Trust” display.

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