Sending Office: Honorable Jared Huffman
In writing our Constitution, our Founders prohibited governmental “establishment of religion,” protected the individual’s “free exercise” of religion, banned religious tests for public office, and protected the freedoms of speech, press, conscience and assembly.
By separating church and state in this way, our Founders not only protected pluralistic democracy and human rights but advanced science and technology and created a free market in religion which has helped guard the rights of individual conscience and worship.
That is why we have launched the Congressional Freethought Caucus.
The Congressional Freethought Caucus has four main goals:
1) To promote public policy formed on the basis of reason, evidence, science, and strong moral values;
2) To protect the secular character of our government by adhering to the strict Constitutional principle of the separation of church and state;
3) To oppose government discrimination against atheists, agnostics, humanists, seekers, religious and nonreligious persons, and to champion the value of freedom of thought and conscience worldwide; and
4) To provide a forum for members of Congress to discuss their moral frameworks, ethical values, and personal religious journeys.
We’d love you to join us! If you have any questions or would like to join the Freethought Caucus, please contact Courtney Callejas in Rep. Huffman’s office at
Courtney.firstname.lastname@example.org or Devon Ombres in Rep. Raskin’s office at
Jared Huffman Jamie Raskin
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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