Help American Atheists get a free booth at Netroots Nation so they can go be activisty and stuff.

American Atheists is involved in a contest to get a free exhibit booth at Netroots Nation, a giant political convention based on grassroots activism, blogging, and social media.  Y’know, mah peeps.

They’re wanting to use the contest as a way to boost atheism awareness to a whole new market.  They can win this thing if they get enough votes.  So now, all of you with a facebook account, need to take 30 seconds to go vote.  How do you do this?  Simple: Click on the organization or company’s Facebook “like” button below their listing to cast your vote. Your vote may also show up in your Facebook profile. Do not delete it or it will void your vote. To find out more information about an entrant, click on the link above their “like” button.

Voting literally took me about ten seconds.  Literally.  Ten seconds to help one of my favorite atheist organizations?  Yes, please.

Currently, American Atheists is in the lead with 368 votes (369 after I voted), likely thanks to a tweet from Greta Christina last night.  I think we can get them over a thousand by lunch.  This will provide American Atheists with a healthy lead and allow me to send Greta text messages all day boasting of my superior influence.  Both noble goals.  Go forth!  :)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Steven Dorst


    I’d love to vote on this, but I won’t. Why? I don’t trust Facebook to honor my privacy.



  • mck9

    Facebook? Feh. I don’t have a Facebook account, nor do I want one, nor will I ever want one. I regard Facebook as evil.
    Why should Facebook be required for something that is otherwise unrelated to Facebook? There are other ways of doing online polls.
    Would it be acceptable to let people vote only if they are using Internet Explorer? Or only if they’re running Windows? Or only if they’re voting from an iPad? Or only if they drive a Prius? Or only if they were born within 200 miles of Piscataway, NJ? Why does a Facebook requirement make any more sense?
    I know you didn’t set this up, JT, and I’m not ranting at you. I’m just sick and tired of being marginalized for not having turned my over personal information to a notorious abuser of privacy.

  • drax

    I don’t have facebook, however I do have fakebook. An obviously fake account with a fake name and fake details. the only thing sacrificed is a throwaway emal address that I never check. the account has no friends and I don’t accept friend requests, although oddly enough (or not) I do get friend requests.

  • John-Henry Beck

    Pharyngula has posted the link too, and AA has only made it to 630 now.