The Latest from Americans United

  • Winner of the student essay contest
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    Winner Of AU’s 2018 Student Essay Contest, Rimpal Bajwa, Calls To Make America Accepting Again

    Rimpal Bajwa’s essay titled “A Rising Tide Of Religious Discrimination In America Threatens To Wash Away America’s Tradition Of Tolerance” is awarded first place in AU’s third annual student essay competition! Bajwa cites the Muslim Ban and the growing Islamophobia in American government as the biggest threats to religious freedom.
  • Sad boy on swingset
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    Ignoring The Best Interest Of Kids, House Republicans Pass Amendment To Allow Adoption Agencies To Discriminate

    House Republicans amended a spending bill to include language that would allow adoption and foster care agencies that receive federal funding to discriminate against qualified prospective parents and children in need based on the agency’s religious beliefs. The result: Kids could be denied stable, loving homes with prospective parents who are LGBTQ, single, previously divorced or even the “wrong religion.”
  • Faith Leaders gather at the Capitol in support of the Johnson Amendment
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    Today Members Of Congress Have The Opportunity To Protect the Johnson Amendment. Will They?

    Later today, the House Rules Committee will take up a bill that contains language to weaken the Johnson Amendment by making it nearly impossible to enforce. During debate today, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and John Lewis will offer amendments to strip the problematic Johnson Amendment language from the bill.
  • AU President and CEO Rachel Laser speaks at rally protesting Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling
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    A Month Of Action In A Lifetime Of Commitment

    What a month June was! From marching in Washington, D.C.’s pride parade, to deciphering the Supreme Court’s odd decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop to speaking out against the Court’s abhorrent ruling in the Muslim ban case, the entire Americans United staff has been incredibly hard at work.