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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.

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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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Latest news from American Atheists

Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.

California Bill Would Give Special Development Privileges to Religious Organizations

Sacramento, California—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists urged the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations to amend AB 1851. This well-intentioned but unconstitutional bill would allow religious organizations to bypass…

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Support Death with Dignity in Massachusetts

For the first time ever, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health has passed H.1926/S.1208, an important bill that will allow terminally ill people to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying. Now…

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Statement from American Atheists President on Nationwide Protests

Cranford, NJ—In response to the murder of George Floyd, the protests that have followed, and the increasingly aggressive response by police forces across the nation, American Atheists president Nick Fish…

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Atheists Oppose More Wasteful Government Spending on Abstinence-Only Education

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists called on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to scrap its proposed survey in support of abstinence-only education, rebranded as “sexual risk avoidance” (SRA) education.

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