Jan 20, 2021

Americans United for Separation of Church and State President and CEO Rachel Laser issued this statement today in response to the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“We at Americans United for Separation of Church and State welcome Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States. In electing these leaders, the American people voted for democracy, diversity and the Constitution, including religious freedom – for all of us. President Biden’s swift action to end the Muslim and African Ban, which was driven by clear hostility toward Muslims and their faith, rights a terrible wrong. It is a crucial first step toward reuniting families and demonstrating President Biden's commitment to protecting the rights of religious minorities.

“We look forward to a government that will protect everyone’s religious freedom and our nation’s unfulfilled vision of equality and inclusion for all.” 

Americans United is a religious freedom advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, AU educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.