Americans United In ACTION! Staff Members And Activists Spread The Word About Church-State Separation.


Members of the Americans United staff and activists have been busy lately attending events, giving speeches and undertaking other activities to promote AU's work.

Here's a round-up of recent activities:

Americans United President and CEO Rachel Laser addressed Faith in Public Life's Equality Academy March 27. The group, which offers support for faith leaders who support LGBTQ equality, met in Washington, D.C. Laser briefed attendees on the work of Americans United.

On March 28, Laser, along with AU Vice President for State Outreach and Engagement Sarah Gillooly and Public Policy Advocate Samantha Sokol, met with a group of students from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., at the offices of Americans United. On April 24, Laser met with students from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., at AU's offices.

On April 26, Laser was in Farmington Hills, Mich., where she addressed a conference sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ). She also accepted the inaugural Constitutional Defender Award from the SHJ's social justice initiative, Jews for a Secular Democracy.

AU Faith Outreach Coordinator Bill Mefford was in North Carolina March 28 to help lead a workshop on Project Blitz with the North Carolina Council of Churches.

Rob Boston, AU senior adviser and editor of Church & State, met with students from American University in Washington, D.C., at AU's offices April 9. Boston offered a briefing on church-state history and the work of Americans United.

Sokol took part on a panel about Project Blitz at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., April 12-14. Joining her on the panel were Fred Clarkson and Heron Greenesmith from Political Research Associates. The conference, "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom," drew a crowd of students and community activists.


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