Despite the fact that there are tens of millions of nontheistic Americans, we remain one of the most marginalized groups in the country. The Secular Coalition for America is working to make sure that we are heard on a federal level, yet some of the most egregious violations of separation of church and state are being promoted and passed at a state level. Our chapter brings together secular Californians to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations.
We need your help to see real change in Sacramento and across California.
The California State Legislature's 2015 session is moving along quickly, and the Secular Coalition for California is working hard to ensure that the perspective of the millions of secular voters in this state are heard.
There are three upcoming events where we need your help to make our presence felt in the State Capitol. We hope you can join us!
1) Show up to support SB 128 End of Life Options Act
This bill would allow terminally ill adult patients who meet certain requirements to request medication to end their life on their terms. Attend this committee hearing and stand up for the right to choose death with dignity in California.
Date: Wednesday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol
More information: RSVP and find out more about the event here. You can also express your support for this bill by sending a letter to your legislators using the easy form from Compassion & Choices California.
2) Show up to support SB 277 Public Health: Vaccinations
This bill would repeal the personal belief exemption from immunization requirements. Attend this committee hearing to demonstrate your support for vaccine science and public health.
Date: Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol
More information: RSVP and find out more about the event here.
3) Advocate for Secular Values at Secular Lobby Day
In-person constituent lobbying is still the most effective method to reach elected officials. We need as many secular and nontheistic people to speak up and show their elected officials that secular Californians are voting, paying attention to the issues, and must be recognized as a constituency. Register before the early bird rate goes up on March 31.