TAKE ACTION: Urge the Senate to Hold Full Hearings for Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions, Reject His Nomination

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has a troubling record with respect to his understanding of the Establishment Clause, the separation of religion from government in general, and his support for religious groups engaging in politicking from the pulpit in violation of federal law. Even more troubling, it now appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with hearings to confirm Sessions without having him complete the standard disclosures and questionnaires required of nominees. Continue reading

American Atheists Joins Public Education Coalition to Urge Clarification of Trump's Education Secretary's Position on Vouchers, Discrimination

In a letter sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, American Atheists joined with a coalition of more than 60 organizations to urge the committee to thoroughly question President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education about her support for vouchers. Continue reading

Trump’s Health and Human Services Nominee a Disaster for Religious Freedom, LGBT People, Women

On November 29, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump announced U.S. Representative Tom Price, of Georgia, as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. In response to this nomination, Amanda Knief, national public policy director of American Atheists, released the following statement. Continue reading

Atheists Express ‘Grave Concern’ About DeVos as Education Secretary, Voucher Policy

On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump announced the selection of Betsy DeVos as his nominee for Secretary of Education. In response to this nomination, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, released the following statement. Continue reading

Atheists Call on Trump to Reject Divisive Religious Rhetoric, Policies

On Nov. 8, with more 120 million votes cast, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. At the same time, 34 Senate races and 435 House of Representatives races were decided across the nation. Continue reading

The One Thing We'll Be Watching Tonight

As millions of Americans head to the polls today, here is the the single-most important thing that we should be watching for as results come in: Continue reading

Atheist Voters are the sleeping electoral giant, but will they wake up?

As we get ready to head to the polls on Tuesday, let's remind ourselves of the potential power of our community and reaffirm our commitment to participating in our democracy. If atheists and the non-religious would just get out and vote, we would have enormous power in our government. Continue reading

VP Candidates Need to Explain a Few Things

Tonight is the first (and only) debate between the Vice Presidential candidates. Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) will be squaring off at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia tonight at 9pm. Both men have made their religious faith a key part of their appeal to voters, but we have some questions for the candidates. Continue reading

Three Things We Want to Hear at Tonight's Debate

Tonight is the first debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Moderated by NBC News' Lester Holt, experts are estimating an audience of about 100 million viewers, which would put this debate in the top 10 most watched television broadcasts of all time in the United States. Here are three things we'd like see the candidates address in this debate. Continue reading

A Challenge to Governor John Kasich

This weekend, Ohio Governor John Kasich made comments disparaging actor Daniel Radcliffe because of his atheism. American Atheists President David Silverman challenges Kasich to meet with atheist constituents and learn about the growing community he represents as governor. Continue reading