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

Support CFI’s Ohio Secular Celebrant Bill! Contact Your Representatives!

Michael De Dora — July 23, 2014

The Center for Inquiry urges Ohio residents to contact their state representative and urge them to back Ohio House Bill 591, which will authorize secular celebrants to solemnize marriages across the state.

CFI Praises President for Resisting Religious Pressure on Executive Order

Michael De Dora — July 21, 2014

The Center for Inquiry applauds President Barack Obama for issuing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT Americans – whether or not those contractors consider themselves “religious” or “religiously affiliated.” 

Obama Set to Bar Discrimination Against LGBT Workers, Without a Religious Exemption

Michael De Dora — July 18, 2014

On Monday, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that will bar federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, according to news outlets. And, in a major win for advocates of secular government, the order will reportedly not include an exemption for religious organizations.