Sending Office: Honorable Jared Huffman
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Dear Colleague,

I invite you to join me in introducing a resolution to designate May 3, 2018, as “National Day of Reason.”

Our Constitution was founded upon principles based within the historical Age of Reason. The Founding Fathers understood that the best results for society come from the formulation of ideas that rely on reason, critical thought, and the scientific method.
 Honoring May 3rd, 2018 as a “National Day of Reason” affirms our commitment to reason-based public policy and inclusiveness- regardless of one’s faith.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor this resolution, please contact Courtney Callejas in my office at Deadline to be an original is Thursday, April 26th.



Jared Huffman

Member of Congress


Text of Resolution:

Expressing support for the designation of May 3, 2018, as a “National Day of Reason” and recognizing the importance of reason in the betterment of humanity.

Whereas the application of reason has proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth, improving conditions within the universe, and cultivating intelligent, moral, and ethical interactions among people and their environments;

Whereas those who wrote the Constitution of the United States, the basic document for governing the affairs of humankind within the United States, based it upon principles delineated within the philosophies distinguishing the historical Age of Reason;

Whereas most citizens of the United States purport to value reason and its application;

Whereas it is the duty and responsibility of every citizen to promote the development and application of reason; and

Whereas May 3, 2018, would be an appropriate date to designate as a “National Day of Reason”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

  1. supports the designation of “National Day of Reason”; and
  2. encourages all citizens, residents, and visitors to join in observing this day and focusing upon the employment of reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to the resolution of human problems and for the welfare of humankind.


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