News Archives for October 2016

Urgent: Tell the Senate to Reject Religious Discrimination by Federal Contractors

October 20, 2016

Right now, members of the U.S. Senate are in the final stages of negotiations on the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that sets defense policy. One of the final sticking points is the Russell Amendment, a provision that would require all federal agencies to allow religiously affiliated …Full Entry »

Stand Up for Planned Parenthood for their 100th Anniversary

October 16, 2016

On October 16, 1916, in Brooklyn, NY, Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States. Planned Parenthood thus was born, and over the last 100 years it has provided countless women with much-needed advice and vital low and no-cost medical care, including contraception, cancer screenings, …Full Entry »

D.C.: Tell the City Council to Pass the Death with Dignity Act

October 13, 2016

The Council of the District of Columbia will vote October 18 on a measure that would legalize physician-assisted dying — and the Center for Inquiry (CFI) needs your help to secure its passage.

The Death With Dignity Act would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults to choose the …Full Entry »

Tell Congress: No Partisan Political Activity With Tax Exemptions

October 04, 2016

Each October, under the guise of “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” religious leaders across the United States purposefully break federal law by endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.

This year, they’ve got formal backing in Congress. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) have just introduced Full Entry »

CFI Advocacy Update — September 2016

October 01, 2016

Welcome to the Office of Public Policy’s monthly Advocacy Update.

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