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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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Latest news from American Atheists
Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.
Des Moines, IA—American Atheists has submitted testimony on behalf of its Iowa constituents opposing Iowa’s SF 2344, the so-called “Campus Free Speech Act,” a proposal that would gut anti-discrimination protections…
Washington, DC—This week, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) will re-introduce the so-called First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that would legalize and permit discrimination—including…
American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Alabama Constitutional Amendment Allowing Ten Commandments
Annapolis, MD—On behalf of its constituents in Maryland, American Atheists assistant state director for Maryland, Samantha McGuire, delivered testimony in support of HB 902, a bill that would protect young…
More people are leaving religion
Almost 40% of Americans under 30 are now non-religious. Our community is the fastest growing religious demographic in all 50 states.
Why Our Work Matters
Nick Fish, National Program DirectorThe more visible we are as atheists and the more we engage in public discourse as atheists, the sooner our elected officials will recognize that we are a force to be reckoned with and be more responsive to the concerns of our community.
David Silverman, PresidentSupporters like you, people who are willing to be vocal about their atheism, remind people that atheists truly are everywhere. You make the road to openness and authenticity just a bit smoother for the next atheist who has to walk it.
Anonymous Congressional StafferIt bothers me, not being a Christian, to hear that Jesus is our savior or we should be thankful to be here because of Jesus. It bothers me more as an American.