A Handy Guide to Sacramento’s Freethought Groups

If you have a local atheist group, you know that one of the old-school ways of communicating is to put out a newsletter to let members know what you’ve been up to and what the upcoming events are. It takes a lot of work to put together and it’s likely many people just toss the newsletter away (or delete it).

Several of the local atheist groups in Sacramento, California had the bright idea of putting together a joint newsletter (PDF) — since it’s not like a person can only join one group and so that not every group has to make a newsletter of its own. Smart idea and a long time coming.

If nothing else, just check out page seven — it’s a handy list of *all* the local groups along with a key that lets you know if the group is a member of the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason, when it meets, what kinds of things they do, if contributions to the group are tax deductible, and its Facebook page and website URL.

Every major city with multiple freethought groups should put together something like this — and if someone sends me that information, I’ll post it up here.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    Cool idea.
    Great resource.
    Awesome to see different groups working together.

  • allein

    Need one of these for New Jersey..

  • Chas Stewart

    This is a great idea and the Oklahoma Atheists board is already talking about doing this with the ~5 groups spread out across OK. Thanks for passing this along!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sean-Laney/1565626713 Sean Laney

    Wow. Thanks for putting that together.

  • tkmlac

    I should have gotten around to this weeks ago, but I wanted to give you a huge thank you for promoting the groups in my area. I was encouraged by the SacFAN group to start a meetup in Davis under their umbrella. I decided to call it Davis Area FreeThinkers (DAFT) and we’ve met monthly three times! Turnout was so much greater than I expected and I’m so excited for next week’s meetup! For all the bickering and chatter that seems to go on online these days, It’s really refreshing to see so many people IRL, who want to get together and work together to further the goals of skepticism and science. Thank you Hemant!