About the Secular Coalition for America

  • The Secular Coalition for America is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. We are located in Washington, D.C. for ready access to government, activist partners and the media. Our staff lobbies U.S. Congress on issues of special concern to our constituency.
  • Our member organizations are established 501(c)(3) nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Their purpose in founding the coalition was to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview. A number of additional have endorsed our mission statement.
  • While the Coalition was created expressly by and for nontheistic Americans, we also enthusiastically welcome the participation of religious individuals who share our view that freedom of conscience must extend to people of all faiths and of none. Accordingly, our staff works in cooperation with a variety of other organizations and coalitions where common ground exists on specific issues, and our e-mail Action Alert system is open to all who visit our site.
  • The Coalition is not an individual membership organization. To join a national or local group, subscribe to publications, or receive information about atheism, humanism, freethought, the secular student movement, secular children's camps, nontheistic military personnel, humanistic Judaism, or Ethical Culture, please visit the Web sites of our member and those of our endorsing organizations.

Ben Donahue
Longmont, CO

Ben Donahue serves as the Co-Chair of the Executive Board of the Secular Coalition for Colorado.  Ben was brought up in an extremely conservative Catholic family, and remained practicing Catholic until the age of 25. At one point he even considered the priesthood. A few years ago things took a turn, and Ben began to educate himself on secular issues. While he has been an adamant supporter of secularism, working with the SCA will be his first foray into working with a secular organization. “This is something I am too passionate about to simply stand on the sidelines and watch,” he said. In addition to educating himself on secular issues, Ben considers himself to be self-taught in other areas as well. After graduating from high school, he used his natural abilities as a people person, and desire to learn and turned that into a career in tech support.

Contact the Secular Coalition for Colorado:
Email: [email protected]
Reach Chapter Co-Chair, Ben Donahue at (720) 378-8495 

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