California

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) Keep updated on how 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. It has passed two Senate committees, next stop is the Appropriations committee.
More information: Keep updated via Compassion & Choices CA.You can also express your support for this bill by sending a letter to your legislators

2) Show up to support SB 277 Public Health: Vaccinations (Second committee)
This bill would repeal the personal belief exemption from immunization requirements. Attend the second Senate committee hearing to demonstrate your support for vaccine science and public health.
Date: Wednesday, April 15 at 9 a.m. at the State Capitol (Senate Education Committee, Room 4023)
More information: Keep updated via Vaccinate California. You can also express your support for this bill by contacting your legislators.

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. Registration closes April 28.

Register for 2015 Secular Lobby Day

Please sign up for email action alerts and follow us on facebook. We are an all volunteer run chapter, please email us if you're interested in volunteering.

 

View our Secular Scorecard on our Resources Page

The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

The final deadline to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday, March 31! If you don’t currently have health insurance, be sure to purchase a plan before the deadline, or you may have to pay a fine. There is financial help available to assist those in need. To see if you qualify, you can use this calculator. If you have questions about the process, there is local help available that can guide you through the process at no cost.  Read more about The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

Religion May Not Survive the Internet.

Here's some food for thought:

Religion may not survive the Internet

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/16/religion_may_not_survive_the_internet/

This is an amazingly thorough and up to date article with valuable links galore.  Enjoy! Read more about Religion May Not Survive the Internet.

The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

The final deadline to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday, March 31! If you don’t currently have health insurance, be sure to purchase a plan before the deadline, or you may have to pay a fine. There is financial help available to assist those in need. To see if you qualify, you can use this calculator. If you have questions about the process, there is local help available that can guide you through the process at no cost.  Read more about The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

Religion May Not Survive the Internet.

Here's some food for thought:

Religion may not survive the Internet

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/16/religion_may_not_survive_the_internet/

This is an amazingly thorough and up to date article with valuable links galore.  Enjoy! Read more about Religion May Not Survive the Internet.

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