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Atheists: Schools Should Not Be Forced to Display “In God We Trust” Posters

Frankfort, Kentucky—Yesterday, Kentucky Assistant State Director Joshua Buckman’s testified before the State House in opposition to HB 46. This bill “undermines religious liberty by requiring schools to display the national motto ‘In God We Trust’ in schools,” he stated....

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Atheists: Students Deserve Comprehensive Sexual Education

Olympia, Washington—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington State, submitted testimony supporting SB 5395. This vital measure would require that schools provide comprehensive sexual health education for students in Washington. Currently, 20% of schools in Washington offer no sexual health education or less than one…...

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Kentucky Residents: Oppose Religious Coercion in Public Schools!

Kentucky lawmakers are close to passing a controversial bill (HB 46), which would require every public school to prominently display “In God We Trust” posters....

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American Atheists Announces Student Grants to 2019 National Conference

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced its student grants for the 2019 National Convention in Cincinnati on April 19 – 21....

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Atheists: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Utah

Salt Lake City, UT—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 600 constituents in Utah, wrote in support of HB 430....

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Discrimination is NOT Religious Freedom — Support the Do No Harm Act!

The Do No Harm Act (H.R. 1450, S. 593) is a bill that would limit the negative impact of religious exemptions in federal law in areas such as civil rights and health care coverage....

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Atheists Tell Nevada to End Forced Child Marriage

Carson City, NV—American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in Nevada, wrote in support of AB 139. This bill would end child marriage in Nevada....

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Strengthen Female Genital Mutilation Ban in Tennessee

Nashville, TN—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 800 constituents in Tennessee, wrote in support of SB 1166. This comprehensive bill will better protect women and girls in Tennessee from the harmful practices known as female genital mutilation (FGM)....

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