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 Urges Congress to Fund Comprehensive Sex Ed, Eliminate Abstinence-Only Programs

Michael De Dora — October 30, 2014

Twenty-nine organizations, including the Center for Inquiry, today wrote members of the Appropriations Committees in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging them to strengthen funding for adolescent sexual health promotion programs and eliminate harmful abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the final fiscal year 2015 funding.

Center for Inquiry Urges Federal Government to Protect Contraceptive Mandate

Michael De Dora — October 28, 2014

CFI has submitted formal comments to the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, urging policymakers at the federal agencies to keep religious exemptions to the contraceptive mandate as narrow as possible.

Tell the Federal Government: Enough Religious Accommodation in Women’s Health Care

Michael De Dora — October 20, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services will soon make major decisions on granting further accommodations to employers who oppose contraceptive coverage on religious grounds. Lend your voice and tell them to favor women’s health care over more accommodations, which have already gone too far.