• Feb 05, 2020
    “Our government officials would be wise to steer clear of the National Prayer Breakfast and recognize it for what it is – the pièce de résistance of The Family’s coordinated campaign to impose a narrow set of religious beliefs onto our shared secular laws," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
  • Jan 31, 2020
    “It was un-American when President Trump proposed a Muslim Ban from the campaign trail, it was un-American when he first implemented a Muslim Ban three years ago, and it’s un-American today to expand the Muslim Ban to more countries and cruelly separate even more families," said Rachel Laser, AU's president and CEO. "Engaging in religious discrimination to ban people because of their faith fundamentally violates our country’s constitutional principle of religious freedom.
  • Jan 22, 2020
    “Never before has the Supreme Court ruled that states must fund private religious education. It should not do so now,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “Forcing taxpayers to fund religious education or private religious schools that discriminate against students, families and employees would be a fundamental violation of religious freedom.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    “The Supreme Court should affirm that it is unconstitutional for the Trump administration to misuse religious freedom to block employees’ and students’ access to birth control. Federal courts in Pennsylvania, California and just yesterday in our case in Indiana have ruled against this discriminatory policy," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "As a reminder, the Affordable Care Act guarantees employees and students the right to contraceptive coverage. The religious beliefs of their bosses and university officials cannot deny them this right."
  • Jan 16, 2020
    “President Trump isn’t trying to protect religious freedom; he’s pandering to religious extremists who want to inject a narrow set of religious beliefs into our public schools and taxpayer-funded services,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "On Religious Freedom Day of all days, we must make clear that religious freedom demands that everyone be free to practice their faith, or no faith at all, but only so long as they don’t harm others. Religious freedom is not a license to grant unparalleled religious privilege.”