The second annual Lobby Day at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh was a resounding success with a well visited Lobby Table and a heavily scheduled day of meetings for our five excellent lobbyists, Kim Ellington, Chris Kaman, Matt Lindauer, Michael Werner, and Susanne Werner. This year we selected the specific legislators of our Lobby Day participants in order to approach them as constituents who represent the 18% of North Carolina ”nones” (those who self-identify as having no religious association). Read more about REPORT ON SCNC LOBBY DAY, April 14, 2015
Update: April 6 - Action Alert: Tell NC Senators to try again on immunization bill.
Update: April 1 (unfortunately not an April Fools joke) - This bill is dead.
Update: March 27 - Here is our op-ed on this issue: Read more about SB 346 Would Repeal Religious Exemptions for Immunizations in NC
Foundation Beyond Belief has mounted a fundraising drive to support the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation to honor the lives and celebrate the memory of the victims. Read more about Secular Coalition Condemns Senseless Murders in Chapel Hill, NC
Judge Robert Hobgood's August 2014 decision ruling the N.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program unconstitutional will be heard at the N.C. Supreme Court on Feb. 17. The Opportunity Scholarship Program should be repealed as it permits private schools to discriminate against student applicants and it relieves the North Carolina General Assembly of its constitutional responsibility to provide free and equal education to our state's youth. Read more about Op-Ed: A voucher system that allows school discrimination cannot stand in NC
BY TOM MOONEY [email protected] PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Just in time for Christmas — an atheist recruitment drive. A group calling itself the Rhode Island Coalition of Reason has begun advertising on RIPTA buses a message that “ if you are a Rhode Island nonbeliever, know that you are not alone,” explains Tony Houston, coordinator for the coalition. Read more about 'Godless? So are we!' Atheists begin holiday ad campaign