Press Releases

December 11, 2018 – Press Release
Atheism Is No Longer a Political Taboo
Explores the growing acceptance of atheist and other nontheist candidates and finds that policy priorities outweigh religious identity in voter preferences..

November 8, 2018 – Press Release
Humanist PAC Marks Historic Gains for Atheists and Freethinkers in 2018 Election
Results from the 2018 midterm election for the atheist and humanist community.

July 3, 2018 – Video Interview
Aron Ra interviews Center for Freethought Equality staff, Ron Millar and Matt Bulger
Talking about the new Congressional Freethought Caucus and the Darwin Day Resolution in Congress..

April 30, 2018 – Press Release
First-ever Congressional Freethought Caucus Established
Announcing the creation of the Congressional Freethought Caucus.

November 9, 2017 – Press Release
New Openly Humanist Member of Congress Endorsed by Freethought PAC
Announcing endorsement of Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-2) who identifies as a humanist and agnostic.

April 12, 2017 – Print Interview
An Interview with Ron Millar – PAC Coordinator for the Center for Freethought Equality
Interview by Scott Jacobsen for Conatus News with PAC Coordinator Ron Millar on his background and activities to promote the secular movement.

April 5, 2017 – An Essay by Newly Elected Official Howard Katz
I’m Doing My Part – Are You?
Howard Katz just won his first elected office and he wants you to run for office too.

January 31, 2017 – Capitol Hill House and Senate Briefings
Capitol Hill Briefings in Response to Trump’s Promise to Destroy the Johnson Amendment
Presentation by PAC Coordinator Ron Millar at briefings sponsored by the Center for Freethought Equality and the American Humanist Association.

January 18, 2016 – Podcast Interview
Secular Nation Episode 9: Secularism in the Age of Trump
Interview by Juhem Navarro-Rivera with PAC Coordinator Ron Millar on secular victories in 2016 and future prospects under the Trump Administration.

November 9, 2016 – Press Release
Humanist PAC Encourages Values of Reason and Tolerance through its Openly Humanist, Atheist, and Agnostic Candidates
Learn about the PAC’s victories in the 2016 General Election.

October 2, 2016 – Podcast
Bi Any Means Podcast #68: Voting as an Atheist II with Ron Millar and Dan Arel
Interview by Trav Mamone with PAC Coordinator Ron Millar regarding the 2016 elections and more.

September 29, 2016 – Press Release
Secular Humanist, Nonreligious Transgender Woman, and Secular Ally Endorsed by Freethought PAC
Announcing endorsements of Patrick Edwards for Pennsylvania General Assembly District 62, Misty K. Snow for U.S. Senate in Utah, and Lisa Subeck for Wisconsin State Assembly District 78.

September 8, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses “Nones” for State Elections
Endorsed candidates Melissa Sargent (Wisconsin), Tim Smith (New Hampshire), and Sam Young (Vermont) are openly nontheistic.

September 1, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses Two Unitarian Universalists and a Christian in State Elections
Endorsed candidates Pinny Beebe-Center (Maine), Mark Spreitzer (Wisconsin), and Ryan Tipping-Spitz (Maine) are committed to strengthening the separation of religion and government.

August 18, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses Legislative Allies in the Fight for Secular America
Announcing Congressional endorsements of allies on Capitol Hill who champion issues of church-state separation.

August 11, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses First Openly Transgender Candidate for Federal Office
Announcing endorsement of Misty Plowright who is running for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.

August 4, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses Nonreligious Federal and State Candidates
Endorsed candidates Beth Doglio (Washington State House), Fatima Rita Fahmy (U.S. Congress Florida’s 10th), and Beth Turra (Florida State House) show that running for office does not require a declared faith.

July 28, 2016 – Press Release
Historic Level of Nontheist Political Candidates in Arizona
Nine openly humanist, atheist, agnostic, and religiously unaffiliated candidates running for office in Arizona.

July 14, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses Unaffiliated, Agnostic, and Humanist Candidates
Candidates Martha Hennessey (NH), Chris Kennedy (CO), Strom Peterson (WA), and Barbara Stocker (MO) will advocate for public policy based on evidence and reason, core values of the humanist and secular community.

June 8, 2016 – Press Release
Freethought PAC Endorses Six Candidates Dedicated to Church/State Separation
FEF PAC endorses Ernie Chambers (NE), Jennifer Goulet (WA), Eric Grimm (MI), Mike Honda (CA), Gayle Jordan (TN), and Perrin Swanlund (CA).

May 18, 2016 – Press Release
Nonreligious Oregon State House Candidates Victorious in Democratic Primary
Julie Fahey, Diego Hernandez, and Pam Marsh win primaries.

April 27, 2016 – Press Release
Jamie Raskin, Open Humanist, Wins Maryland Primary Election
If successful in the general election, Raskin will be the only open humanist serving in the U.S. Congress.

April 21, 2016 – Press Release
Nonreligious Oregon State House Candidates Earn Endorsement From Secular PAC
Oregon Democratic primary to be held on May 17, 2016 for Julie Fahey, Diego Hernandez, and Pam Marsh.

November 9, 2015 – Press Release
Secular Political Action Committee Criticizes Ted Cruz for Comments Against Atheists
Senator asserts anyone who does not pray is not qualified to be U.S. President.

August 5, 2015 – Press Release
Secular PAC Endorses Jamie Raskin
Candidate for U.S. Congress embodies humanist values.

May 13, 2014 – Press Release
Freethought Equality Fund Announces Endorsements for 2014.
Announcing the PAC’s second slate of endorsements.

December 17, 2013 – Press Release
Pioneering Non-Religious PAC Backs First Six Candidates.
Announcing endorsement of Jared Polis (CO), Rush Holt (NJ), Bobby Scott (VA), Lee Rodgers (CA), Carolyn Tomei (OR), and Juan Mendez (AZ).