News Archives for February 2017

Florida: Tell Lawmakers to Reject Religious Indoctrination in Public Schools

February 21, 2017

Public school students in Florida need your help!

Legislation that would grant special privileges to religious beliefs in public schools has been introduced by Florida Rep. Kimberly Daniels (D-Jacksonville), and Sen. Dennis Baxely (R-Ocala). The sponsors of the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act” (Full Entry »

Urgent: Demand That Congress Protect D.C.‘s Death With Dignity Act

February 15, 2017

In November, the Council of the District of Columbia approved a bill to allow medical aid in dying. Now, some members of Congress are trying to overturn the law — and the Center for Inquiry (CFI) needs your help to defend this important policy achievement.

D.C.’s Death …Full Entry »

Tell Congress: Oppose Electioneering by Churches and Other Tax-Exempt Organizations

February 13, 2017

Members of Congress want to grant tax-exempt organizations, including houses of worship, the ability to engage in partisan political activity — and we need your help to stop them.

The misnamed “Free Speech Fairness Act” (H.R. 781 and S. 264) would give religious leaders expanded influence in the …Full Entry »

Tell Trump: Don’t Give the Religious Right a Blank Check to Discriminate

February 07, 2017

Last week, a draft executive order by the Trump administration on religious freedom was leaked to the public. The Center for Inquiry (CFI) has reviewed the order and considers it an unprecedented capitulation to the wish list of the Religious Right — a veritable religious blank check for conservative …Full Entry »

CFI Advocacy Update — January 2017

February 01, 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 »