The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C. political arm of the Center for Inquiry. Our mandate is to advocate at all levels of government — including Congress, the Administration, and the United Nations — for policies based on reason, science, secularism, and humanist values.

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Recent Blog Entries

Members of Congress to Saudi King: Release Jailed Dissidents, Pursue Human Rights Reforms

Michael De Dora — March 04, 2015

Sixty-seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to the new Saudi Arabian King Salman calling for the immediate and unconditional release of prisoners of conscience, including prominent dissidents Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair, and human rights reforms within the country. 

CFI Advocacy Update — February 2015

Michael De Dora — March 01, 2015

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

House Committee Rejects Public Funding for Private and Religious Schools

Michael De Dora — February 26, 2015

The House Committee on Rules last night rejected two amendments to the House of Representatives' version of a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Seconary Education Act (ESEA) that would have funneled billions in taxpayer funding from public to private and religious schools.