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

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. 

Ohio: Tell Your State Rep: Don’t Privilege Religion in Public Schools!

Michael De Dora — December 10, 2014

Contact your state representative right now and tell them to oppose a bill that would create privileges for religious belief in public schools. 

Michigan: Help Stop Bill That Makes Religion an Excuse to Ignore the Law, Harm Others

Michael De Dora — December 08, 2014

Contact your state senator right now and tell them to oppose a bill that would place religious beliefs and practices above the law -- allowing them to be used as an excuse to harm others.