Months of organizing by church-state separation advocates in Florida paid off in late March when a committee proposing amendments to the state constitution left intact provisions that protect religious freedom and public education.
Public meetings are vital government functions that should welcome all citizens to attend and participate. Invocations – especially those that only represent a majority faith and exclude religious minorities and non-believers from participating – can send the exact opposite message.
Americans United activists in Florida got a tremendous and welcome surprise last week when two harmful proposals to amend Florida’s Constitution failed to advance. This group of AU leaders campaigned to protect the No-Aid Provision and another provision that protects public education.