Blog Archives for December, 2015

Coalition Urges State Department to Help Threatened Publishers, Writers in Bangladesh

Michael De Dora — December 21, 2015

CFI joins seven leading advocacy organizations in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that urges the State Department to provide humanitarian parole to threatened publishers and writers in Bangladesh. 

Update on FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Michael De Dora — December 16, 2015

Throughout the month, the Center for Inquiry's (CFI) Office of Public Policy has worked with allied organizations to voice opposition to two possible additions to the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill: a reinstatement of the global gag rule, and reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program. 

CFI Amongst Organizations Opposing DC School Vouchers in Appropriations Bill

Michael De Dora — December 14, 2015

Fifty-five organizations write Congressional leaders to voice opposition to reauthorizing the District of Columbia private school voucher program as part of the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. 

CFI Joins Groups in Opposing Reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule

Michael De Dora — December 07, 2015

The Center for Inquiry recently joined a diverse coalition of more than 100 organizations in signing a statement opposing any effort to reinstate the harmful global gag rule. 

CFI Advocacy Update — November 2015

Michael De Dora — December 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.