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 at the 27th UN Human Rights Council: Advocating for Dissidents, Women’s Rights, Free Expression

Ed Beck — September 26, 2014

The Center for Inquiry’s United Nations representative and Office of Public Policy director Michael De Dora addressed a range of crucial global human rights issues while representing CFI at this month’s 27th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, held September 8-26 in Geneva, Switzerland.

CFI Supports House Introduction of Bill Expanding Access to Contraception for Military Women

Michael De Dora — September 22, 2014

The Center for Inquiry joins 36 national organizations in declaring its formal support for a new proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide for comprehensive contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling for all servicemembers, as well as their dependents who rely on the military for health care.

Cross in Indiana WWII Memorial “Denigrates the Sacrifice” of Non-Christian Vets

Michael De Dora — September 18, 2014

The Center for Inquiry says a Christian cross on display as part of an Indiana World War II memorial in Whitewater Memorial Park “denigrates the sacrifice” of non-Christian veterans, and is asking for its removal.