At this event, we will honor the members of Congress, the media, and everyday activists who have shown courage fighting for secular values, nontheistic Americans, and the separation of church and state. The Secular Awards Dinner is your chance to mix and mingle with the lawmakers and leaders who are shaping national politics. Tickets for this event must be purchased separately from (or in addition to) registration for Lobby Day.
25 Apr 2018
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 “I” (eye) St. SW Washington, DC 20024
Attendees will be advocating for and against diametrically opposed bills: one expands civil rights and rolls back religious privilege, while the other weaponizes religion to discriminate and roll back hard-won civil rights. Panelists will discuss the Do No Harm Act and the First Amendment Defense Act in the context of a larger discussion about how advocates for the separation of church and state can reclaim the phrase “religious freedom” from the religious right.
A master class in political activism taught by the Washington experts. Our lobby training will teach how to effectively engage lawmakers and their staff about the issues. This hands-on course will ensure that you go into your meetings feeling prepared, confident, and ready to make an impact.
By popular demand, these breakout sessions will give you an opportunity to rehearse for your meetings and ask us questions. Practice makes perfect and this session will give you time to prepare with fellow attendees from your state.