Stand Up to the Religious Lobby!

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Dear Friend, 

Compared to the wealth and size of the religious lobby, the Secular Coalition for America can seem like the brave, tenacious Chihuahua battling the lumbering, giant Great Dane. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study, “Lobbying for the Faithful: Religious Advocacy Groups in Washington, D.C.,” the religious right spends $390 million dollars a year to lobby federal government officials on their issues.

The Secular Coalition for America spends just $348,000.

However, we have a secret weapon that allows us to grow stronger in spite of each obstacle…

The generosity of supporters like you!

Because of you, we have captured the attention of lawmakers here in Washington, D.C., and at our annual Secular Summit and Lobby Day, hundreds of nontheists and allies will converge on Capitol Hill to stand up to the old dogs and let their secular voices be heard. On April 24-26, 2013, participants in our Lobby Day and Summit will go to directly to the Hill and meet with Representatives, Senators and congressional staffs to say we are here, we are voters, and we are secular!

Join the Secular Coalition for America and every nontheist attending our Secular Summit and Lobby Day by making a contribution of $50, $100 or more. We are proud to fight for you. Your contributions support the training, resources, and visibility for secular and nontheistic Americans throughout the country. Your gift will help the Secular Coalition for America remind the government that atheist, agnostic, humanist and secular Americans are steadfast in their commitment to real, lasting recognition and change. Just like that Chihuahua, we are more powerful each time we are heard!

Make this our most successful lobbying event ever by making a special gift to support the Secular Coalition for America Secular Summit and Lobby Day.

Thank you for everything you do!
Sincerely,

Edwina Rogers
Executive Director

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The Secular Coalition for America is the national lobby for atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic Americans. From our office in the nation’s capital, our lobbyists and support staff engage public policy makers and the media on issues ranging from religion’s influence on education and medical research to the privileging of faith groups by government. We are the first and only cooperative venture of freethought organizations coming together to improve the cultural and political situation of a previously unrepresented constituency: the tens of millions of atheists and agnostics in the United States. The Secular Coalition for America is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.

Please consider joining or donating to one of our national member organizations: 
American Atheists
American Ethical Union
American Humanist Association
Atheist Alliance of America
Camp Quest
Council for Secular Humanism
Huumanists
Institute for Humanist Studies
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers
Secular Student Alliance
Society for Humanistic Judaism

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I live far, far away; but I wish you the best of luck.

    Actually, I was once attacked by a chihuahua and can report that it was indeed a savage beast. The fact that its mouth was not large enough to bite my ankle does not detract from the intensity of its desire to incapacitate me and worse.

    Regards and best wishes!

  2. Who wants to bet I will be prevented entry into the USA if I mention that I’m entering the country to join fellow secularists and atheists on Capitol Hill so that I can lend my support to the Secular Summit and Lobby Day event.

  3. Kansas City news reports that an atheist group won’t allowed be to march in the annual st. Patrick’s day parade. Oh brother, I never had the impression it was catholic/religious in theme. Green beer, Irish soda bread, and a day off from work is what brings the crowds.

    Anyway, Friendly Atheist covers it well, so I turn it over to him.

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