Center for Inquiry Opens Executive Office in Washington, DC

October 18, 2012

CFI works on a wide variety of fronts to promote science, reason, and secular values in all areas of public life. More and more, that work happens within the realms of politics and policy: promoting scientifically sound legislation and regulations; working on behalf of fundamental freedoms or social justice causes that are threatened by religious doctrine, such as same-sex marriage or reproductive rights, or working to move the international community toward global recognition of free expression as a basic human right. (See our Campaign for Free Expression for more on that issue.)

The time is right for CFI to plant its flag right where so much of that work is done: Washington, DC. This month, CFI officially opened its new Washington executive offices, which will also be the headquarters for our Office of Public Policy and CFI’s local branch, Center for Inquiry-Washington, DC.

“Washington, DC is where national policy is shaped, and that is where we must be to influence that policy,” said CFI’s President and CEO Ronald A. Lindsay, who is now based at the new DC office. “From Capitol Hill to the White House, from the myriad agencies and embassies to the Beltway media, the Center for Inquiry is now better positioned than ever to serve the interests of the ‘reality-based community,’ and help bring the values of science, reason, and secularism to American society. Our team is eager to get to work in the nation’s capital.”

The new executive offices are located on the corner of 19th and K streets:

Center for Inquiry
1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036

CFI’s official headquarters remains in Amherst, NY, which continues to house much of CFI’s administrative staff, as well as CFI’s two affiliate organizations, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism.

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism. The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Visit CFI on the web at