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Don’t Let the Congressional Recess Turn into a Vacation
Posted: 09:39AM on August 07 2014

Take action during the congressional summer recess!

Eight Days Left: Tell Your Representative To Attend The Humanist Chaplain Congressional Briefing!
Posted: 09:45AM on July 14 2014

Dear Friend,

Last week I told you about our first-ever congressional briefing, which is taking place on July 22nd at 12:30pm in Rayburn 2103 and is focusing on the need for Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military.  

This briefing is really important, because the needs of humanist soldiers remain unaccounted for since the defeat last year of the Polis Amendment, which would have allowed the military to appoint Humanist Chaplains.

We need your help to ensure that members of Congress come to this briefing in order to learn more about this topic so that legislation like the Polis Amendment can pass in the future. Please take a moment right now to contact your Representative and ask that she or he attend this briefing on Humanist Chaplains in the military.

Thank you for standing up for our nontheistic soldiers.

Sincerely,

Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

Humanist Chaplain Briefing in Congress: Urge Your Representative to Attend!
Posted: 12:06PM on July 08 2014

Dear Friend,

I’m proud to announce that the American Humanist Association will be holding our first-ever congressional briefing on July 22nd at 12:30pm in Rayburn 2103 regarding the need for Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military.  

We have some fantastic speakers lined up for the event, including:

  • Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers and endorsing agent for the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Society
  • Stephen Boyd, a retired colonel and military chaplain and endorsing agent for the United Church of Christ
  • Major Ryan Jean, a member of the military and active humanist.

Since the defeat of the Polis Amendment last year, which would have allowed the military to appoint Humanist Chaplains, humanist soldiers remain chronically underserved.

Tell your Representative to attend the congressional briefing on Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military and support a chaplaincy that represents soldiers of all faiths—or none at all.

Our experts will provide crucial testimony to educate members of Congress about the importance of including Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military. Nonbelievers outnumber all non-Christian faiths in the military, and nontheist military members can benefit from the confidential guidance and comfort provided by humanist chaplains as they endure the stresses of combat and separation from their families.

But this important testimony won’t affect serious change unless members of Congress and their staffers attend the briefing. I need you to take a second right now to contact your Representative and ask that she or he attend this briefing on Humanist Chaplains in the military.

This briefing has the potential to ensure that our military respects the beliefs and nonbeliefs of all of its members. Thank you for standing up for our nontheistic soldiers.

Sincerely,

Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

South Carolina Residents: Stop Cuts to Public Colleges over LGBTQ Book
Posted: 12:43PM on April 29 2014

Help stop a bill that would de-fund public colleges over LGBT reading materials.

Will Your Senators and Representative Stand Up for Reason?
Posted: 11:40AM on April 08 2014

Urge your Representative and Senators to enter a statement honoring the National Day of Reason!

Minnesota Residents: Support Secular Weddings!
Posted: 16:32PM on April 07 2014

Help secular Minnesotans perform weddings!

URGENT: House Vote TOMORROW On Religious Exemptions In Health Care
Posted: 16:19PM on March 10 2014

Take action to stop religious exemptions to the healthcare law!

Alabama Residents: Say NO to Prayer in Public Schools!
Posted: 10:59AM on February 27 2014

Help us stop prayer from being pushed in public schools!

Oppose the Federal Funding Of Religious Schools
Posted: 10:15AM on February 26 2014

Help ensure public schools don’t get defunded while private religious schools rake in federal dollars.

Contact Your Representative NOW To Pass The Darwin Day Resolution!
Posted: 10:33AM on January 30 2014

Stand up for scientific discovery by urging your Representative to support H. Res. 467!

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