AHA News |  

Florida Residents: Oppose Amendment 8!

Dear Friend,

This election, I'm asking you to support Jefferson's Wall and protect the separation of church and state.

You've probably heard about Amendment 8, which would eliminate the Florida constitution's "No-Aid Provision." This provision prevents public funds from being used directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

On Election Day, I hope you will vote to protect secular government and oppose Amendment 8.

The "No-Aid Provision" has long been a part of Florida's history without change for more than 125 years. Since its adoption as part of the state's 1885 constitution, the "No-Aid Provision" has been re-ratified three times by the constitution revision commissions.

Last year, Amendment 8 was thrown out by County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis for being ambiguous and misleading, but a revised version of the amendment is now on the state ballot. The basic goal of the amendment is to strip church-state separation safeguards currently in place for when the government partners with religiously affiliated organizations and to open the door to private religious school vouchers.

Thankfully, this measure requires 60 percent voter approval for adoption, which means we can stop this unconstitutional amendment from taking effect.

I'm asking you to stand up for church -state separation on November 6th by voting "NO" on Amendment 8.

We can't let the Religious Right and their allies in government subvert Florida's secular constitution and favor religious organizations. To find out more about what you can do to help stop this unconstitutional amendment, please visit www.votenoon8.com.

Sincerely,

Roy Speckhardt

Executive Director

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Montgomery Humanists, to the American Huma...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, Bo Bennett and Kim Ellington speak with...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

As we have seen by the recent murders of three nonreligious bloggers—Ananta Bijo...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Jennifer Bardi, editor-in-chief of the Humanist magazine, recaps the AHA's 74th...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Prospective Student Webinar this Thursday! Considering the next class of The Hum...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Help the Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers represent humanists at this year's...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Humanist Pioneer Awardee Isaiah Smith, stands up for separation of church and st...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

A South Carolina court has ruled that prayer in public school graduations doesn'...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Right-wing media loves terrorism stories, so how did they all manage to miss thi...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Omaha Metro Area Humanist Association, a chapter of AHA, is participating in Oma...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist, Becky Garrison sits down with Quiet Company's Taylor...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss the Humanist "Ask Me Anything" session with Kristin Wintermute, Execu...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

We love to see our fellow free-thinkers doing what they can to help out humanity...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

With the number of Christians declining and the unaffiliated rising in the US, w...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Ethical Dilemma: How much would you change for your significant other's beliefs?

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Friday Everyone!

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Palm Beach Humanists, to the American Huma...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Bob Diven, AHA celebrant in New Mexico, recently participated in a debate about...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Washington DC does something right, and we aren't talking about the feds!

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

On May 13, the AHA joined other members of the National Coalition for Public Edu...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Ethical Dilemma: What to do about a rude house guest. Tell us your experience w...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Don't miss the Humanist Institute's upcoming "Ask Me Anything" session with Kris...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

On this week's episode of the Humanist Hour Podcast, Bo Bennett interviews singe...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

A very happy 127th birthday to Inge Lehmann, the Danish seismologist and geophys...

10 days ago

American Humanist Association

Do community events like "Draw Mohammad" contests promote freedom of speech or j...

10 days ago