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, and humanist values.

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Recent Blog Entries

Tell Gov. Brown: Sign SB 277 and End All “Personal Belief” Vaccine Exemptions

Michael De Dora — June 30, 2015

Contact California Gov. Jerry Brown right now and urge him to sign Senate Bill 277, which would end vaccination exemptions for children based on their parents’ beliefs — religious or otherwise.

Secularist Groups Urge Members of Congress to Back Resolution Calling for Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

Michael De Dora — June 26, 2015

The Center for Inquiry joins 15 secularist organizations in writing a letter to every member of the House, urging them to either co-sponsor or support a resolution, H. Res 290, which calls for the repeal of blasphemy laws around the world.

Urgent! Tell Your State Assembly To End “Personal Belief” Vaccine Exemptions

Michael De Dora — June 24, 2015

Tomorrow, June 25, the California Assembly will vote on Senate Bill 277 — a bill that would end vaccination exemptions for schoolchildren based on their parents’ philosophical or religious beliefs. The Center for Inquiry strongly supports SB277, and urges you to please do the same by contacting your member of the State Assembly now.