Michigan Atheists was organized in 1975 and has been defending separation of state and church for over 37 years. We are the oldest state Atheist group in the country and have been named the number one Atheist group in the country. We have lobbied many bills, held numerous demonstrations at our Capitol and are well known to the media. We produce a monthly cable TV show and remain the only state to hold an annual state convention as well as an annual, statewide secular picnic. In July we begin our marathon street tabling of over 100 hours in two weeks. Our book of essays, "Michigan Atheists Speak Out" is in a number of libraries and we plan to publish our second book soon. Our mission statement: Michigan Atheists is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan, social and educational organization defending Atheists civil rights and dedicated to the complete and absolute separation of state and church.