Public Policy

Asking Trump, Carson, & Santorum About Atheists

Ask any American whether they believe their vote matters to any particular elected official or person running for elected office, and many will say “no.” This is especially true of atheists who would like to have a say in conservative politics. Now, there are strong progressive voices in the atheist…...

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American Atheists Joins Letter Calling for End to Blasphemy Laws

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced that it has joined the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Secular Coalition for America, and a host of other secularist and atheist organizations to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor a resolution introduced by Reps. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) calling…...

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Atheists Decry Bigotry Cloaked in NC ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Raleigh, NC—In a vote today, the North Carolina legislature overrode Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, a bill which gave government employees the right to refuse to perform marriage services for any couple as long as the employee cites a deeply held religious objection. “This is yet another…...

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American Atheists Lauds Lack of Religious Exemptions in LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

Cranford, NJ—On Monday, American Atheists voiced its approval for the lack of religious exemptions in President Obama’s executive order prohibiting companies with federal contracts from sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination. “The bottom line for American Atheists is and will always be equality,” said American Atheists President Dave Silverman.…...

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American Atheists Supports Senate Legislation to Fix Hobby Lobby Ruling

Cranford–On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014,” legislation that will restore certain types of contraceptive insurance coverage for women following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on June 30. American Atheists fully supports this…...

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Democratic Representative Juan Mendez of Tempe, AZ opens House session with Carl Sagan quotation

We are very proud of Arizona today! Instead of the “usual” prayer, when it was Mendez’s turn to perform the invocation, he instead quoted Carl Sagan. Progress! We thank Mendez for his willingness to be open about his admiration for one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century—who…...

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We have signed on to Fitnah! – Movement for Women’s Liberation

We have signed on to Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Please check it out and spread the word: http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2013/04/19/fitnah/ Follow us on Twitter @AmericanAtheist Like our Facebook Page...

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American Atheists Supports D.C. Marriage Equality Rally

Many of our friends and colleages in the secular movement are attending the rally at the Supreme Court today showing their support for marriage equality. American Atheists fights for the complete separation of religion and government. Opposing marriage equality is one very high-profile example of religious people justifying bigotry by…...

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