Dec 22, 2017“We applaud the 9th Circuit for recognizing that Muslim Ban 3.0, just like the two previous versions, continues to harm Muslim Americans, who are being cruelly kept apart from their families and loved ones," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee.
Dec 21, 2017“Contraception is a core aspect of women’s health care and equality. Using religion as an excuse to deny women access to birth control violates our fundamental principles of religious freedom and fairness," said AU attorney Kelly Percival. "We’re glad the courts have recognized the harm caused to women by the Trump administration’s discriminatory rules."
Dec 15, 2017“A federal judge in Pennsylvania has wisely blocked discriminatory rules issued by the Trump administration that would allow any employer or university to deny their employees and students health-insurance coverage for contraception. The judge recognized what we at AU have said from the beginning: These rules are illegal and will harm countless women," said AU attorney Kelly Percival. "We will continue to fight them because religion should never be used as an excuse to harm others.”
Dec 15, 2017“The Johnson Amendment allows tax-exempt organizations to fulfill their missions by speaking out on social and political issues. At the same time, it protects them from the corrosive influence of partisan politics by ensuring they don’t endorse or oppose candidates for public office. That’s why people across the country, including leaders from the nonprofit and faith communities, stood up to tell Congress to protect the Johnson Amendment," said AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett. "We call on Congress to stop trying to undermine this important law.”
Dec 12, 2017“By rejecting Roy Moore's skewed vision of our Constitution, the people of Alabama did the country a great service tonight," said Robert Boston, AU's interim executive director-communications. "Moore’s disdain for fundamental American values – from religious freedom to civil rights and equality to the rule of law – means he is a danger to our democracy. Our Constitution guarantees everyone has the right to believe or not and ensures that no one’s religious beliefs are favored."