Is your representative a member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus? Have they even heard of it? Have you?
The Freethought Caucus is made up of Members of Congress who support reason and science in public policy, fight for the separation of church and state, and advance the rights of nonreligious Americans.
But awareness of this groundbreaking Caucus hasn’t reached everybody in Congress yet. CFI’s Office of Public Policy is on Capitol Hill spreading the word, but we can’t do it alone.
Members of Congress will be more willing to join the Caucus if they know that their constituents support and request it (imagine that!). Will you take a moment today to ask your representative to join the Caucus?
As you know, the religiously unaffiliated are the largest “belief” group in the United States, surpassing evangelicals as of last year according to the General Social Survey. But even though we make up 23% of the population, we’re represented by less than 1% of current members of Congress. The Caucus aims to change that by demonstrating that nonreligious people belong in the halls of power too.
Members don’t need to be nonreligious themselves to join the Freethought Caucus. The Caucus is open to any member who shares its values—promoting moral, science-based policy; upholding the separation of church and state; ending discrimination against nonbelievers, and providing a forum for members of Congress to discuss their personal moral journeys.
We think there are a lot more folks in Congress who can get behind that. Please, ask your Representatives to join the Freethought Caucus today.
Director of Government Affairs
Center for Inquiry
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