Are You Getting Out the Secular Vote?

The Secular Coalition for America wants to know what you’re doing to get out the secular vote in America:

They are looking for both individual and group activities that are promoting the visibility and issues of our constituency for possible media coverage.

The Coalition is most interested in the swing states, which include Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Missouri. However, if you have a great story from a “red” or “blue” state the Coalition would like to hear from you too.

By sharing these stories, you can help the Secular Coalition for America show politicians and the media that they cannot afford to ignore the votes and values of atheists, humanists, agnostics, Brights, freethinkers and other secular Americans.

Your party affiliation does not matter here. They’re just concerned with what you are doing to get secular voters organized and visible.

Further information is here.

There is also time to submit your Secular Values Voter Video!

In the meantime, reader Bjorn has created these nifty (and, I must say, slightly creepy) partisan buttons for anyone who may want one:

Want one? Will you wear it proudly?!

Will you promise not to make fun of the picture of me that he used?!

Let me know :)

(Via the Secular Student Alliance)

  • http://www.purduenontheists.com Jennifurret

    Your link to a page on the SSA website doesn’t appear to be working. It says “Access denied.”

    Our group is attempting to help a bit. We set up a Separation of Church and State information table where we also registered people to vote. We’ll probably have a discussion about secularism and the current candidates before the election, just to get some dialog going between members.

  • http://www.freethoughtflorida.com Rose

    Those buttons rock, Hemant! Great job, Bjorn!

    By the way, I’m kind of annoyed at SCA. I went to the site about a month ago to buy a shirt, but they only have 3 versions available, and none are womens cut. So I wrote and asked them to add womens options.

    Although they wrote me back right away, they only offered to add an option for me to buy a shirt – they didn’t want to make it permanent because they thought it would clutter their storefront to have too many options.

    I think they’re missing out on a lot of purchases, though. Maybe if more women write to them they’ll see there’s a demand?

  • SarahH

    I think button are inherently creepy, no matter whose face adorns them, so I’ll pass :-P

    I think one of the most important messages for secular voters to send is that the things we value are very similar (and in some cases identical) to the values of religious Americans. In fact, one of the things we value most is equality and just treatment of religious Americans – some of whom constitute minorities, just like us.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Hemant Mehta

    Your link to a page on the SSA website doesn’t appear to be working. It says “Access denied.”

    Link fixed. Thanks!

  • James

    While I personally think the buttons are awesome, I would hesitate to wear it because I wouldn’t want the bigoted among the religious to use Atheist support against Obama, like your post about Hagan pointed out. I may think that it is ridiculous we even have to consider this nonsense, but I consider myself a realist and I want Obama to win after all.

  • http://leavingthecocoon.blogspot.com Michelle

    I’ve never commented here before, but I’ve been reading for a few months. I definitely enjoy it! Thought you might find this fun, though, after seeing the button on this post. http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=380002&altf=Gsjfoemz&altl=Buifjtu

  • http://www.evolvedrational.com Evolved Rationalist

    I am going to judge you and your photo for over 9000 years, but thanks for the lulz.

    :)

  • Jen

    I think it would be fairly hilarious to wear that button. I feel like I’d get a lot of, “But that is not Obama’s picture”.

  • Chad

    An atheist that supports Obama and makes his lack of faith a defining characteristic for his support for Obama…when Obama wants to EXPAND Bush’s faith-based programs.

    Fail.

  • SarahH

    An atheist that supports Obama and makes his lack of faith a defining characteristic for his support for Obama…when Obama wants to EXPAND Bush’s faith-based programs.

    Fail.

    I don’t know if you’ve heard this, or if it will change your opinion at all, but Obama’s expansion of those programs comes with the stipulation that they use all funding for secular charity. So it’s funding charities that already exist and work but demanding that they don’t bring religion into the charity work.

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