Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Capitol

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 Capitol Hill. We fight in Washington DC against religious privileging 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 levelWe need your help to see real change in Harrisburg and across Pennsylvania.

Action Alert! Fight back against Pennsylvania's dangerous vaccine loopholes

The science is clear; vaccines are safe, effective, and protect our children from diseases that otherwise could be fatal.  Read more about Action Alert! Fight back against Pennsylvania's dangerous vaccine loopholes

Vaccine Exemptions Leave Pennsylvania Children Vulnerable!

Vaccine Exemptions Leave Pennsylvania Children Vulnerable

  • Vaccines help prevent countless deaths by eradicating deadly diseases. The immunizations children receive, especially those for measles, pertussis, and mumps, help prevent them from catching life threatening diseases. A concerted vaccination campaign can lead to the elimination of certain deadly diseases, such as smallpox, if momentum is maintained at home and abroad.

Proposed Resolution by PA State Rep. McGinnis (R-Blair)

Once again, representatives in the PA State House have been working hard to use the resolution system to honor religious themes in our legislature.  Here's a new resolution for us to try and stop.

Representative McGinnis has submitted this request for sponsorship here:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20130&cosponId=13631

The text of the proposed bill reads: Read more about Proposed Resolution by PA State Rep. McGinnis (R-Blair)

PA HOUSE BILL 1728, Proposing the placement of "In God We Trust" in public schools.

Rep. Rick Saccone is at it again. It was not enough for him to declare 2012 the “Year of the Bible” or pass a resolution for “National Fast Day” in PA. He is continuing his religious agenda by sponsoring PA House Bill 1728, otherwise known as the “National Motto Display Act”, that would require every public school in Pennsylvania to display the message “In God We Trust” somewhere in their buildings. This is obviously another thinly veiled attempt by Saccone to force a religious statement of faith in public schools. Read more about PA HOUSE BILL 1728, Proposing the placement of "In God We Trust" in public schools.

Letter to Stephen Bloom, (R) Cumberland in regards to the proposed "Academic Freedom" bill

Last week, we signed the following letter, sent to Rep. Stephen Bloom in regards to his proposed "Academic Freedom Bill", which will open the doors to introducing non-scientific challenges to evolution in the science classroom in public, taxpayer supported schools.  You can read the letter here:

http://states.secular.org/sites/default/files/states/documents/2013-08-14%20-%20PA%20Academic%20Freedom.pdf Read more about Letter to Stephen Bloom, (R) Cumberland in regards to the proposed "Academic Freedom" bill

Action Alert! Fight back against Pennsylvania's dangerous vaccine loopholes

The science is clear; vaccines are safe, effective, and protect our children from diseases that otherwise could be fatal.  Read more about Action Alert! Fight back against Pennsylvania's dangerous vaccine loopholes

Vaccine Exemptions Leave Pennsylvania Children Vulnerable!

Vaccine Exemptions Leave Pennsylvania Children Vulnerable

  • Vaccines help prevent countless deaths by eradicating deadly diseases. The immunizations children receive, especially those for measles, pertussis, and mumps, help prevent them from catching life threatening diseases. A concerted vaccination campaign can lead to the elimination of certain deadly diseases, such as smallpox, if momentum is maintained at home and abroad.

Proposed Resolution by PA State Rep. McGinnis (R-Blair)

Once again, representatives in the PA State House have been working hard to use the resolution system to honor religious themes in our legislature.  Here's a new resolution for us to try and stop.

Representative McGinnis has submitted this request for sponsorship here:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20130&cosponId=13631

The text of the proposed bill reads: Read more about Proposed Resolution by PA State Rep. McGinnis (R-Blair)

PA HOUSE BILL 1728, Proposing the placement of "In God We Trust" in public schools.

Rep. Rick Saccone is at it again. It was not enough for him to declare 2012 the “Year of the Bible” or pass a resolution for “National Fast Day” in PA. He is continuing his religious agenda by sponsoring PA House Bill 1728, otherwise known as the “National Motto Display Act”, that would require every public school in Pennsylvania to display the message “In God We Trust” somewhere in their buildings. This is obviously another thinly veiled attempt by Saccone to force a religious statement of faith in public schools. Read more about PA HOUSE BILL 1728, Proposing the placement of "In God We Trust" in public schools.

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Letter to Stephen Bloom, (R) Cumberland in regards to the proposed "Academic Freedom" bill

Last week, we signed the following letter, sent to Rep. Stephen Bloom in regards to his proposed "Academic Freedom Bill", which will open the doors to introducing non-scientific challenges to evolution in the science classroom in public, taxpayer supported schools.  You can read the letter here:

http://states.secular.org/sites/default/files/states/documents/2013-08-14%20-%20PA%20Academic%20Freedom.pdf Read more about Letter to Stephen Bloom, (R) Cumberland in regards to the proposed "Academic Freedom" bill

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