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37 Civil Rights Organizations Ask Department of Education to Ensure Protections for Religious Minority and Nonreligious Students in Collecting Civil Rights Data

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists joined 36 other civil rights organizations in offering improvements to how the U.S. Department of Education plans to collect civil rights data about students....

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Department of Education Could Put Atheist Students in Harm’s Way

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists warned the U.S. Department of Education that its proposal to collect religious bullying data could result in anti-atheist bullying....

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Tell Congress to Protect Church/State Separation in Senate COVID Relief Bill!

Congress is considering coronavirus relief bills to provide much-needed funds for businesses, schools, and unemployment programs during this pandemic....

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Atheists Denounce DeVos’ Plan to Enrich Religious Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists denounced Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s plan to force school districts to redirect coronavirus relief funds from public schools to private, religious schools....

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Stop the DeVos Agenda of Diverting Funds to Religious Schools

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is at it again, pursuing her agenda to fund private, religious instruction at the expense of public schools....

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Trump Administration Justifies Throwing Trans People Out of Shelters with Religion

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists condemned the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule that would exclude transgender people from taxpayer funded shelters—all in the name of a distorted, discriminatory interpretation of religious freedom....

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Bailout Loans for Religious Worship Must Be Paid Back, Not Forgiven

Outrageously, more than $7.3 billion in forgivable loans went to places of worship through the Paycheck Protection Program!...

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Organizations Call Upon Congress to Protect Church/State Separation in COVID-19 Relief Bill

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists was joined by seven civil rights organizations in urging Congress to include language in the new coronavirus relief bill that would prevent loan forgiveness for billions of dollars that have been used to support religious activities....

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