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

Tell Michigan Senators to Reject Government Promotion of Religious Discrimination

Michael De Dora — April 22, 2014

CFI urges Michigan residents to tell members of the Senate Committee on Finance to oppose proposals that would permit taxpayers to donate to the Boy Scouts through a box on their income tax return. 

Coalition of Experts to FDA: Protect Cancer Patients from Burzynski’s False Cures

Michael De Dora — April 16, 2014

A coalition of physicians, medical officials, scientists, and public policy experts have joined the Center for Inquiry in expressing to the Food and Drug Administration their deep concern over the FDA's recent decision to allow cancer patients access to unapproved drugs provided by Texas-based doctor Stanislaw Burzynski.

Humanist Values Championed by CFI at UN Human Rights Council

Michael De Dora — April 08, 2014

CFI addresses persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan, crackdown on free speech in Bangladesh, spread of harmful religious practices against girls, brutal human rights record in Saudi Arabia, and violence and discrimination against LGBT persons in Russia and Uganda based on “traditional values,” which are often used as a cover for religion.