American Humanist Association (AHA) is partnering with American Atheists to co-host our 2022 Virtual Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Lobby Day is an opportunity for members of our community to speak directly with their elected officials and staff in Washington to advocate for the issues we care about in a friendly and empowering environment.
The John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act (S.1848/H.R. 3488) will be the centerpiece of our event.
There are more than 400,000 youth in foster care. And yet, too often, foster care and adoption agencies turn away qualified, loving parents because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe—based on the agency’s religious beliefs rather than the best interests of these children. Too often agencies turn away nonreligious people and those from minority religions.
The John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act would bar discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion (including nontheism), and marital status against families or children in taxpayer-funded child welfare services. And, it provides extensive resources to states, tribes, and agencies to improve care and outcomes for LGBTQI+ foster children.
So please join us as we advocate for American families and youth in foster care. All participants will have the opportunity to receive training on Saturday, June 18th to learn about the bill and how to lobby effectively.
This year, we are asking participants to contribute $15 to help offset the costs of scaling the event. (Free and discounted registrations are available by contacting email@example.com.)
Register now to join us!