The State of Secular America
Encourage your U.S. Representative to attend a briefing on Monday October 1, 2012 at 10:30 am. The briefing titled, “The State of Secular America,” aims to educate lawmakers and their staffs on secular and nontheistic Americans and our issues.
Despite the prevalence of religion in modern-day politics, today nearly one in five Americans are “nones”, those who do not identify with any religious affiliation. This number has reached the highest percentage ever recorded and includes many nontheist Americans who don’t express a belief in God. Atheists and agnostics outnumber many religious traditions in our country, including Jews, Muslims, Episcopalians, Mormons and many other religions and religious sects. Furthermore, the percentage of “nones” is now equal to the number of mainline Protestants in our country.
Secular Americans are a large demographic—but unfortunately a group that is often forgotten or ignored by those elected to represent us.
Please urge your U.S. Representative's office to attend a briefing on The State of Secular America. The briefing will address why the number of “nones” is growing so rapidly, and more importantly, what role your Representative plays in making certain our First Amendment freedoms are protected as we grow.