Secular Coalition for America

The Secular Coalition for America represents nine national coalition partners who share the view that a secular government offers the best guarantee for freedom of thought and belief for all Americans. It works to protect the civil rights of nontheistic Americans, and lobbies the U.S. Congress on issues of concern to its constituents. The Coalition's website is www.secular.org.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, March 18, 2011
'In God We Trust' Resolution Protested by Secular Coalition
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee today approved House Concurrent Resolution 13, which would unnecessarily reaffirm the divisive term “In God We Trust” as the nation’s official motto and encourage its public display in all public buildings, public schools, and government institutions. The resolution will now be sent to the full House for a vote.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Corporal Punishment Ban Praised by Secular Coalition for America
Today, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) introduced the Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act , a bill that would prohibit corporal punishment in all public and private schools that receive tax dollars. Currently, only two states ban corporal punishment in both private and public schools, though 30 states ban the practice in public schools.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Secular Coalition for America to Meet with White House Officials on National Policy
Marking the first time in history a presidential administration has met for a policy briefing with the American nontheist community, on February 26 the Secular Coalition for America will engage with White House officials on issues of great concern to the secular movement.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Secular Coalition Opposes Amendments to Baucus' Health Care Reform bill
The Secular Coalition for America is actively lobbying in opposition to two amendments proposed to the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill which will be voted on this week.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Bush Administration Puts Religion Above Medicine in HSS Conscience Rule; Undermines Patient Rights
The Bush administration today implemented the Provider Conscience Regulation (RIN 0991-AB48) through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its purpose is to allow medical personnel and volunteers to refuse to participate in any practice they find morally objectionable. This rule has been widely criticized for the effects it will have on OB/GYN care; however, other areas of patient care will also be compromised under this rule and many groups of Americans could see their medical treatment undermined as a result.
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