Today is Giving Tuesday. We’d be honored if you chose to donate a matched tax-deductible gift to Americans United.
Here are five reasons why you should consider giving to AU:
Our Focus: Americans United defends the separation of religion and government 24/7. It’s what we do, and we’re experts at it. We have no political or sectarian axes to grind. We believe that religious freedom must rest on a high and firm wall of separation between church and state to protect everyone’s right to believe as they choose (or reject religion entirely) as guided by conscience.
Our Connections: At Americans United, we know that separation of religion and government protects many of our basic freedoms. Reproductive freedom, LGBTQ rights and the freedom to read and learn all depend on a secular state buttressed by church-state separation.
Our Energy: There’s no doubt that this has been a difficult year for church-state separation. That foundational constitutional concept took a beating at the Supreme Court. Millions of Americans are waking up to the fact that their rights are at risk. As the results of the midterm elections show, they reject political and religious extremism. They want to challenge Christian nationalism. And Americans United is leading them.
Our Vision: This year, Americans United launched or enhanced several programs to expand our work and reach new audiences. Our Youth Organizing Fellowship trains a new generation of church-state activists. The Legal Academy puts a special emphasis on the bright, young legal minds who will carry the fight forward in our nation’s courtrooms. AU’s Faith Advisory Council brings together pro-separation religious leaders who counter the extremism of Christian nationalism. And don’t miss the Summit for Religious Freedom in April. It will marshal activists nationwide and equip them with the tools they need to win. AU is working to spark a national recommitment to church-state separation. Be a part of it!
Our Longevity: Americans United celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. You could say we’ve learned a few things in that three-quarters of a century. We know what works. We know how to defend church-state separation. We know what’s at stake.