With Americans today bombarded by pseudoscience and misinformation, it’s never been more important to celebrate the role of clear thinking in our country’s greatest accomplishments—those past and those yet to come.
The National Day of Reason resolution (H.Res. 852) was introduced on April 26, 2018 by Representative Jared Huffman, along with Representatives Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Mark Pocan, and Zoe Lofgren. It establishes May 3 as a National Day of Reason, and it encourages us to apply reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to improving the welfare of humanity.
H.Res. 852 acknowledges the role of the philosophical Age of Reason in inspiring the drafters of our Constitution. In contrast to the National Day of Prayer, which encourages elected officials to make policy based on their faith, the National Day of Reason invites us to join in our commitment to improving human welfare through honest inquiry. Together let’s rejoice in our ability to craft policy from evidence that we can examine regardless of our personal beliefs.
Please contact your representative today to tell them to cosponsor H.Res. 852! All you need to do is call (202) 224-3121 with your zip code to be connected to their office. If you are unable to call, you can complete our online form to send a letter to your representative