Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, issued the following statement in response to last night’s election results:
“Last night, we saw historic victories by diverse candidates across the country – religious minorities, women, members of the LGBTQ community and people of color. Without church-state separation, which promises religious freedom for all, this wouldn’t have been possible.
“Religious freedom scored some major wins last night. The House flip provides an important check on the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on separation of religion and government. The people of Arizona, led by teachers and moms, stood up to protect public education over vouchers for private, religious schools. Rural Kentucky rejected the extremism of Kim Davis.
“At the same time, we know we face challenges ahead. We call on everyone who values the crucial role that church-state separation plays in protecting religious freedom to join us in the fight.”
Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.