The purpose of the chapters is to provide a local presence for the educational work of Americans United. As such, chapters are extensions of the national organization and act as the "eyes and ears" of Americans United for the defense of religious liberty in their communities.

The primary mission of chapters is to educate the public regarding the importance of the constitutional guarantee of church-state separation. How this mission is accomplished is the prerogative of each individual chapter as long as it adheres to the policies established by the national office.

To become a chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a group of individuals (no less than three) must file with the national office the following:

  • A Statement of Intent
  • A Community Issues Survey
  • An Action Plan
  • A signed copy of the "Chapter Charter"

Once that has happened, the national office will officially recognize the chapter.

Download the Chapter Formation Packet (PDF)

Questions? Please contact field@au.org.