Activism

Atheists Invite San Antonio Mayor to Meet Constituents After Anti-Atheist Remarks

San Antonio—In remarks at a candidate forum this month, San Antonio, TX mayor Ivy Taylor linked systemic poverty to a lack of a “relationship with [a] creator,” adding that those without such a relationship did not have good relationships with their families and communities and were “not being productive members…...

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American Atheists Joins March for Science as Partner Organization

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the March for Science, joining a diverse coalition of science advocates, educators, environmental groups, and others in championing the role of science and reason in society and in policymaking....

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Atheists Award $4,000 in Scholarships to Student Activists

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists is pleased to announce the seven student awardees of $4,000 in scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. This year’s winners include an ex-Muslim from Bangladesh, a student who founded an atheist group at his southern university, two women who combine their atheist activism with efforts to ensure…...

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Atheists Declare Support for Women’s March on Washington

American Atheists is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Women’s March on Washington, joining a coalition of more than 300 groups, to advocate for the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and religious minorities in the Trump Administration....

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TAKE ACTION: Urge the Senate Reject Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has a troubling record with respect to his understanding of the Establishment Clause, the separation of religion from government in general, and his support for religious groups engaging in politicking from the pulpit in violation of federal law. Even more troubling,…...

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Atheists Tell Florida Schools: Follow the Law on Pledge of Allegiance Issue

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists, in partnership with the Central Florida Freethought Community, has sent letters to each of Florida’s 67 county school districts advising them of their obligations to protect the rights of students who wish to opt out of participating in the Pledge of Allegiance. In September 2015, the American…...

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Ban Lifted: American Atheists to Speak, Table at 2015 CPAC

Washington, DC—On Thursday, American Atheists announced that board member Jamila Bey will be speaking on the main stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), after the atheist civil-rights nonprofit was banned from tabling at the 2014 conference. American Atheists will also co-host an exhibitor table at this year’s event.…...

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Open Letter: American Atheists Demands Apology After Troy University Chancellor Sends New Year’s Anti-Atheist Video in Mass Email

On Tuesday, December 30, Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. PhD sent a mass email containing a link to the following video to every student and staff member at the public institution. Here is the video from the chancellor’s email: The original email from Chancellor Hawkins to students and staff of…...

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#AtheistVoter Campaign Launched to Put Politicians on Notice

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the launch of the #AtheistVoter Campaign, a two-week initiative on social media to encourage atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious U.S. citizens to voice their intentions to vote and their concerns about issues to the candidates running in the midterm elections. “Atheists make up…...

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Atheists Will Protest Teenager’s Arrest for ‘Desecration’ of Jesus Statue

Bedford County, PA—On Thursday, three atheist groups—American Atheists, Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, and Truth Wins Out—announced a joint press conference and protest in Bedford County, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 27 at 12:00 PM on 200 South Juliana Street at the steps of the Bedford County Courthouse. The demonstration is in protest of…...

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Atheists to Host ‘Minorities Matter’ Rally After Nebraskan Mayor’s Outburst

Omaha, NE—Omaha Atheists and the national nonprofit American Atheists announced on Thursday plans for a rally in La Vista, a suburb of Omaha, to be held Monday, June 2. The rally’s theme, “Minorities Matter, Mr. Mayor,” challenges La Vista Mayor Douglas Kindig’s disparaging remarks about the role of minorities at a city-sponsored Memorial…...

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CPAC Boots Atheist Booth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday February 25, 2014 Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists President David Silverman received a phone call from American Conservative Union Executive Director Dan Schneider informing him that the ACU board is breaking its agreement to permit American Atheists to host an information booth at the Conservative Political…...

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