News Archives for September 2016

Defend Dissent All This Week for International Blasphemy Rights Day

September 26, 2016

This week, let’s take a stand for the right to question and criticize ideas and beliefs, and demand an end to the attacks and arrests of those who exercise that right.

International Blasphemy Rights Day is this Friday, September 30, and in the days leading up, …Full Entry »

On Constitution Day, Tell Congress to Protect First Amendment Rights

September 15, 2016

On September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the document that established the framework for our government: the United States Constitution. This Saturday, the U.S. will mark the 229th anniversary of this event with Constitution Day. 

Unfortunately, many members of Congress forget or reject …Full Entry »

Coalition to Senate Committee: Reject School Voucher Bill

September 09, 2016

The Center for Inquiry was amongst 49 organizations to write Senate Committee on Indian Affairs leadership this week to express strong opposition to private school vouchers in the form of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs).

The coalition’s letter was sent ahead of Committee consideration of Senate Bill 2711, …Full Entry »

CFI Leads Coalition Effort Urging House to Call for Global Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

September 06, 2016

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) today led a coalition letter sent to every member of the House of Representatives urging them to support passage of a a bi-partisan measure that promotes the rights to freedom of religion, belief and expression by calling for the global repeal of blasphemy laws. 

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CFI Advocacy Update — August 2016

September 01, 2016

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 for reason, science, and humanist values at all levels of government — statehouses, Congress, the Administration, and the United …Full Entry »