Feb 14, 2021“We applaud President Biden for choosing Melissa Rogers to, once again, run the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and to serve in a new role, Senior Advisor on Faith and Public Policy," said AU CEO Rachel Laser. "Rogers’ mastery of church-state law and policy and her track record of finding shared values make her exceedingly qualified for both positions."
Feb 05, 2021“Once again the Supreme Court has misconstrued religious freedom to mean religious privilege and placed the health of the American people in jeopardy with an order that allows houses of worship to evade sensible public safety regulations curbing large gatherings during a pandemic," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.
Feb 03, 2021“For four years, we watched Donald Trump pander to white Christian nationalists and unveil cruel policies that misused religious freedom to override critical civil rights protections, health care access and protections for people who use social services. We hope that at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden chooses a new course," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.
Jan 28, 2021“We at Americans United for Separation of Church and State applaud President Joe Biden for ending the dangerous global gag rule and prioritizing the health and reproductive freedom of people all around the world," said AU CEO Rachel Laser. "“When former President Trump had reinstated the global gag rule, he was imposing the viewpoint of his religious extremist base onto U.S. foreign policy and undermining our foundational American value of religious freedom."
Jan 26, 2021“David Williamson set a high standard that we hope is emulated by future invocation speakers, in Brevard County and throughout America: He offered words of encouragement by focusing on the shared values that unite our communities," said Alex J. Luchenitser, AU's associate vice president and associate legal director. "Elected officials across the country should follow the wise example Brevard County has now set by ensuring that no one is denied an opportunity to solemnize governmental meetings because of their beliefs about religion.”