Religious Equality Under Attack:
2024 State of the Secular States Report
January 17, 2024
8:00 pm ET

We are pleased to announce the publication of the fifth edition of the State of the Secular States report! This groundbreaking report on statewide laws and policies that affect religious equality and the separation of religion and government has been expanded and updated based on the 2023 legislative session. The report examines 60 measures of law, both positive and negative, in every state as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

This report is intended to be a powerful tool for advocates and lawmakers, explaining the laws and policies that affect the separation of religion and government in their states and allowing them to set meaningful and achievable advocacy goals. 2023 was a devastating year for civil rights and religious equality, with widespread efforts by white Christian nationalist state lawmakers to pass legislation that undermines the separation of religion and government. Given that 2024 is a presidential election year, we expect to see continued attacks on our civil rights and our democracy. It is more important than ever for atheists to become engaged in state advocacy. Come learn about the 2024 State of the Secular States report, other advocacy resources American Atheists provides to support state advocacy, and what we can expect in the 2024 state legislative session!

Register now for the State of the Secular States Webinar!

Our Presenters:

Alison Gill is American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal & Policy, managing the organization’s federal and state advocacy for religious equality and litigation activities to protect the separation of religion and government. Alison is a nationally recognized expert on civil rights law and state advocacy. She directs American Atheists’ legal and legislative advocacy strategy and represents American Atheists in Washington DC.

Nick Fish is the president of American Atheists, serving since 2018. Fish first joined American Atheists in 2012 and has spent more than a decade defending the separation of religion and government, advocating for equality under the law, and protecting civil rights for all Americans.

Rob Hofmann serves as the State Policy Manager for American Atheists, where he manages state-level advocacy efforts through grassroots engagement, communication with state lawmakers and partner organizations, and the development of testimony and advocacy resources in order to advance positive legislation and block negative legislation. Rob previously served as Policy and Advocacy Director for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

American Atheists is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, nonprofit educational organization that relies on the support of members like you. Contributions are tax-deductible. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 74-2466507 and our Combined Federal Campaign number is 52217.

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