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

Coalition of Experts to FDA: Protect Cancer Patients from Burzynski’s False Cures

Michael De Dora — April 16, 2014

A coalition of physicians, medical officials, scientists, and public policy experts have joined the Center for Inquiry in expressing to the Food and Drug Administration their deep concern over the FDA's recent decision to allow cancer patients access to unapproved drugs provided by Texas-based doctor Stanislaw Burzynski.

Advocacy Update — March 2014: School Vouchers, Religious Exemptions, Human Rights in Saudi Arabia

Michael De Dora — April 01, 2014

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

Tell Your New York State Lawmakers: No Taxpayer Money for Religious Schools

Michael De Dora — March 26, 2014

Urge your New York State lawmakers to oppose a measure that would transfer taxpayer funds to religious schools through a tax scheme.