Policy

Webinar: When Communities Come Together: Supporting Public Schools

Open and non-discriminatory in their acceptance of all students, American public schools are a unifying factor among the diverse range of communities in our society. Private school voucher programs, however, undermine our nation’s public schools by diverting desperately needed resources away from the public school system to fund the education of a few, select students in private, often religious, schools.

While religious schools can serve a valuable role for many children, and parents certainly may choose such an education for their children, no taxpayer should be required to pay for another’s religious education.

This webinar will highlight the history and importance of prioritizing funding public education from the perspective of faith leaders and provide you with the tools you need to oppose private voucher programs.

Panelists:

  • Elise Helgesen Aguilar, National Policy Counsel, Americans United
  • Rev. Charles Johnson, Founder, Pastors for Texas Children
  • Rev. Jennifer Hawks, Legal Counsel, BJC
  • Rabbi Robert Barr, Founder, Congregation Beth Adam
  • Suhag Shukla, Esq., Executive Director – Hindu American Foundation
BREAKING NEWS

Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.


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