Blog Archives for June, 2015

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. 

Tell Congress to Stand Against Blasphemy Laws

Michael De Dora — June 17, 2015

A resolution proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for the repeal of blasphemy laws around the world. Take action now and tell your House representative to support this important measure!

Oregon: Tell Your Senator to Support CFI’s Secular Celebrant Bill, HB 3483

Michael De Dora — June 12, 2015

Tell your state senator to support a bill, HB3483, that would authorize secular celebrants to solemnize marriages in Oregon. 

California: Tell Your State Assembly To End “Personal Belief” Vaccine Exemptions

Michael De Dora — June 10, 2015

With your help, yesterday California Senate Bill 277 — a bill that would end vaccination exemptions for children based on their parents’ beliefs — passed the State Assembly Health Committee. Next step: a full floor vote in the Assembly! CFI strongly supports SB277, and urges you to do the same by contacting your member of the State Assembly right now, using our quick, pre-filled form below.

California: Tell Your State Senator to Support Patient Choice at the End of Life

Michael De Dora — June 02, 2015

Tell your state senator to support a bill that would authorize California residents with terminal illnesses to request medication which they can choose to use to end their lives painlessly and peacefully. 

CFI Advocacy Update — May 2015

Michael De Dora — June 01, 2015

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