News Archives for January 2017

CFI Tells Senate: Tillerson’s Ties to Russia, Views on Human Rights Must Be Scrutinized

January 11, 2017

The Center for Inquiry has submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations urging that, during its confirmation hearing for Secetary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, members thoroughly question Mr. Tillerson regarding his close ties to the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin, and his views regarding the …Full Entry »

Urgent — Tell Your Senators: Don’t Let Betsy DeVos Off the Hook for Privatizing Public Education

January 09, 2017

If your senator is on the Senate committee tasked with holding the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, message them now!

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CFI Urges Senators: Question Betsy DeVos on Plans for Privatization and Religion in Public Education

January 09, 2017

The Center for Inquiry has submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions requesting that, during its confirmation hearing for Secetary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, members thoroughly question Ms. DeVos regarding her history of supporting efforts to privatize public education, her beliefs about …Full Entry »

CFI Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Ensure Next Attorney General Defends Civil Rights of All

January 06, 2017

The Center for Inquiry has submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee requesting that, during its confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, members inquire about Sessions’ long history of antipathy towards the role of the Department of Justice and the federal government in ensuring equal protection …Full Entry »

Tell Your Senators: Don’t Let Betsy DeVos Off the Hook for Privatizing Public Education

January 04, 2017

If your senator is on the Senate committee tasked with holding the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, message them now!

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CFI Advocacy Update — December 2016

January 03, 2017

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 »