The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C. political arm of the Center for Inquiry. Our mandate is to advocate for public policy based on reason, science, and secular values.

This includes lobbying at all levels of government — Congress, the Administration, and the United Nations — to promote and defend separation of church and state, the role of scientific evidence and secular ethics in policymaking, and basic civil and human rights. 

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Recent Blog Entries

It’s Religious Freedom Day! Tell Congress to Honor Jefferson’s Principles

Michael De Dora — January 16, 2015

Contact your elected officials in the new Congress and tell them to support the principles outlined in Thomas Jefferson's 1786 Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, including secular government. 

CFI Advocacy Update — December 2014

Michael De Dora — January 05, 2015

The Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy monthly update highlighting some of our recent activity for members and followers.

CFI Welcomes Confirmation of David Saperstein to International Religious Freedom Post

Michael De Dora — December 16, 2014

The United States Senate last week voted to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador-at-Large for the Office of International Religious Freedom at the State Department, filling a position that has been vacant for more than one year.