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Sen. Chris Coons’ Excellent Speech to Atheists in Washington, D.C.

Last week, at the Secular Coalition of America's Secular Summit, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) gave a wonderful speech about the importance of secular values. Considering he's a devout Presbyterian, maybe that was unexpected for some, but he emphasized the importance of church/state separation and the freedom of belief (and non-belief):

Twelve Years Later, We Know the Winner in Iraq: Iran

Iran should send America a fruit basket to thank it for setting the stage so perfectly for its ascent. The U.S. is running around in circles in the Middle East, patching together coalitions here, acquiring strange bedfellows there, and in location after location trying to figure out who the enemy of its enemy actually is. Show More Summary

NOM coalition partner: America will fall unless you March For Marriage

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

This comes from the Coalition of African American Pastors, an affiliate of the National Organization For Marriage: This scripture sums up the condition of America today; there is no new thing under the sun, and all nations eventually end up...

Not a Jewish State: Palestinian-Israelis form Coalition that could be 3rd Largest Party

CCTV America | – “For the first time, Arab political groups are united as one party for Israel’s parliamentary elections and could influence the selection of the next prime minister of Israel.…

Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally?

  A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The Washington Post reports that head of the Christian Coalition

Hate Groups: For $50 We'll Tell Congress To Issue A Restraining Order On Marriage

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Here's a laugh. Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: A coalition of far-right groups, including Faith 2 Action, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, BarbWire, Vision America Action and the Judicial Action Group, wants Congress to order the Supreme Court and other federal courts to “cease and desist” from ruling on same-sex marriage cases. Show More Summary

Secular Coalition for America Announces 2015 Lobby Day

The Secular Coalition for America has announced the date for its 2015 Lobby Day & Secular Summit: April 30. Last year's event featured actual in-person addresses by actual officeholders Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).And none of them were politically punished for doing so. Success!

Iowa to Peddle Corn Squeezings During Pres’ Primary

Look for the leading presidential candidates to sing corn ethanol’s praises, louder than ever, in 2016. A bipartisan coalition of Iowans, called America’s Renewable Future, is gearing up to make it happen. America’s Renewable FutureShow More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Protests continue in New York City as demonstrators reject moratorium idea

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A national coalition of activists Tuesday rejected calls to suspend anti-police protests in New York after two officers were murdered, and called for a mass demonstration on New Year’s Eve. America’s largest city has been left in shock by the killings of Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael...

Dispatch From D.C.: A Historic Day for Children at the White House

Last week, I witnessed a historic day for America's young children. President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Early Education and I was honored to join a broad coalition of business leaders, policymakers, philanthropy,...Show More Summary

Dispatch From D.C.: A Historic Day for Children at the White House

Last week, I witnessed a historic day for America's young children. President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Early Education and I was honored to join a broad coalition of business leaders, policymakers, philanthropy,...Show More Summary

Why Progressives Must Oppose Anti-Intellectualism

A couple of years ago, David Niose, a past President of both the American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America, wrote a wonderful book called Nonbeliever Nation. It was all about the growing demographic of "Nones"...Show More Summary

Secular Coalition for America Appoints Interim Executive Director and Announces $250,000 Matching Grant

After a lot of internal turmoil that involved the firing of it's previous Executive Director, the Secular Coalition for American announced earlier today that Kelly Damerow (below), the group's Director of Federal and State Affairs, would serve as interim Executive Director until a permanent replacement is found:

Increasing Latino Vote Spells Trouble for Republican Candidates in 2016

While Democrats took a beating in last week's election, progressives should be wary of writing off the party's path towards building political power by building a diverse coalition that reflects the changing face of America. In particular,...Show More Summary

Sean Faircloth, Former Head of the Secular Coalition for America, Wins Seat on Bangor (Maine) City Council

At one point, before he became the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America in 2009 (a position he held for two years), Sean Faircloth (below) was a state legislator from Maine, serving five terms in the House (1992-1994; 2002-2008) and Senate (1994-1996). Show More Summary

Left of Black Preview: Anti-Black Violence and Mass Incarceration

The Root Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio by Daryl Atkinson to talk about mass incarceration's impact on America. Atkinson is a senior staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

Map: America's shrinking coalition support in Iraq

Contrary to some ominous predictions about opposition to ISIS launching World War III, international support for American intervention is actually shrinking, not growing: Reason has created a map that shows diminishing international partnership for American wars in Iraq. Show More Summary

Guest Post: On The Tax Code, Time for America to Have it Our Way

It’s time for guest posts! Today, Dr. Elaine C. Kamarck of the RATE Coalition tackles corporate inversions.

Illinois Group’s Billboard Targets Senator Dick Durbin for His “A” Grade from Atheist Lobby

When the Secular Coalition for America decided to create election "scorecards" several years ago, there was some internal discussion about whether that was a good or bad idea because we didn't want our reputation (the "atheist lobby") to hurt candidates who supported our values. Show More Summary

ISIS And Al Qaeda Considering A Truce, What Does It Mean For America If The Two Groups Join Forces?

ISIS and al Qaeda may be considering a truce. If reports that Qatar, a member of President Obama’s coalition to thwart Islamic State militants, is truly brokering such an agreement, could terrorism threats against America increase? Qatar...Show More Summary

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