Magazine article Church & State

Americans United in ACTION! Staff Members and Activists Work to Shore Up Church-State Separation

Magazine article Church & State

Americans United in ACTION! Staff Members and Activists Work to Shore Up Church-State Separation

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Members of the Americans United staff and local activists have kept busy promoting AU's work. Here's some information about recent activities:

Americans United President and CEO Rachel Laser took part in a discussion called "Because God Said So?: The Misuse of Religious Freedom as a Tool of White Supremacy" July 16 at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C. Joining Laser at the event was the Rev. Naomi Washington-Leap-heart, faith work director of the National LGBTQ Task Force.

On July 19, Laser spoke at the Newseum's Freedom Forum's Religious Freedom Center event for D.C. interns titled "Engaging the Data on Religion and Civil Dialogue. "

Maggie Garrett, AU's vice president for public policy, addressed the Council for Exceptional Children's "2019 Special Education Legislative Summit" in Arlington, Va., July 8. Garrett discussed the threat vouchers pose to special education.

Garrett and AU State Legislative Counsel Nik Nartowicz attended the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Nashville Aug. 5-8. They met with state legislators and distributed information about Americans United.

Richard B. Katskee, AU legal director, did a webinar on the Trump administration's Denial of Care Rule for the American Bar Association July 19.

Church & State Editor and Senior Adviser Rob Boston was in Irvine, Calif., July 20, where he addressed AU's Orange County Chapter. Boston's talk was titled "Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We'd Like To Be. …

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