Protect Religious Liberty in
Your Community, State, and Nation
1. Join groups like The Interfaith Alliance and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. These national organizations fight every day to protect your freedom to worship, or not, as you choose. Support them financially and join local chapters, if they exist in your area. Consider starting a local, grassroots group.
2. Register and vote. Take part in local, state, and national elections. Educate yourself about where candidates stand on important issues. Attend candidate forums. Question candidates, especially local school board contenders, on where they stand on issues at the intersection of religion and politics. Remember to be specific. Ask, for example, whether they support the teaching of intelligent design or back comprehensive sex education programs.
3. Urge your local media to interview the candidates as well. Especially when candidates persist in talking about their religion on the campaign trail, you have a right to receive answers to questions such as: How will you show respect for the religious pluralism in this nation? Do you support the religious freedom clauses in the Constitution? Do you support the institutional separation of religion and government? How will your religion impact your decisions on public policy?
4. Be heard. Start simply, by speaking with your friends and neighbors and letting them know why religious freedom is important to