Secular Coalition for America Unveils Websites for State Chapters

Over the past year, the Secular Coalition for America has been working on expanding into all 50 states — all the better to track state and local issues. A number of chapters have already been created, and today marks the unveiling of websites for every state in the union:

… the sites are not only a place to find chapter information, chapter meeting recordings, news, resources and local secular events. The state chapter sites are a community where you can network and organize not only with secular activists in your state, but others throughout the country.

If you haven’t done so already, you should register so you can keep up to date on how your legislators are tearing down the wall of separation between church and state and learn what you can do to help stop it.

Some of the states’ sites are pretty bare-bones, but that’ll change in time. The first step is just getting people signed up. It only took me a couple minutes from start to finish, so you have no excuses — go do it!

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  • Mitch

    Just got linked up with the Virginia site!

  • mcrotk

    D.C. shafted as usual…

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Just signed up for Maine but I doubt we will see a lot of action. Maine is not a very religious state.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I was born in D.C. but at the current time, it is not a state so it kind of defeats the purpose of having it on the list. I also enjoy messing with people when they ask me what state I was born in because I get to say, I wasn’t.

  • mcrotk

    We should be vigilant of our local government just like any state residents, especially as long as Marion Barry is still on the council. (Seriously, wtf does that guy have to do to no get re-elected?)

    I don’t know why you’d say it defeats the purpose, listing “states” is usually shorthand for “the states plus the district of columbia” and I don’t see why this is a list where it shouldn’t be.

  • Rain

    I don’t see Canada in the list. They have Alaska but they forgot Canada.

  • Christopher Borum

    Just tell them you were born in a state of grace. Also, I agree with mcrotk below: for purposes such as these, DC is as a state. I like telling people I was born in Washington and see how long it takes them to think of something other than Seattle.