Happy Darwin Day!
Darwin Day celebrates the contributions of famed biologist Charles Darwin to humanity’s understanding of the natural world. His groundbreaking work in The Origin of Species shook religious ideology to its core. Life on earth developed not at the hands of a creator god, but over generations of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection.
Unfortunately, Darwin’s legacy is under attack. The religious right is working overtime to protect their mythological “creation” narrative by obscuring and misrepresenting the theory of evolution in schools across the country. And the relationship between the religious right and our country’s policymakers has never been cozier. With science under siege in the White House, it’s more important than ever to recognize our icons of science and freethought.
The Darwin Day Resolution was introduced in the House as H.Res. 699 by Congressman Jim Himes and in the Senate as S.Res. 374 by Senator Richard Blumenthal. Act now to tell your representatives to join as a cosponsor! Let’s honor Darwin’s legacy together.
To ensure that your voice is heard, we encourage you to call your elected officials in Washington, D.C. and ask them to join as a cosponsor of the Darwin Day resolution. All you need to do to be connected is call (202) 224-3121 with your zip code handy. If you are unable to call, please use our action alert system to send your representatives a written message.
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