June 2017 Church & State - June 2016

Fla. May Revise Constitution

  AU admin

This year, Florida’s 37-member Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which meets every 20 years, is convening to review and offer amendments to the state’s constitution.

Some reports indicate that the CRC may repeal two constitutional provisions that provide protections for religious freedom and public education. As a result, Americans United encouraged Florida members, activists and supporters to fight back.

A part of the CRC’s process is holding town hall meetings in various regions of the state. In an April 25 call-to-action email, AU noted four town hall meetings and urged supporters to speak at them to let the CRC know “that the people of Florida want to keep those [religious freedom and public education] safeguards in the Florida constitution.”

The CRC’s process is expected to wrap up in May 2018.


Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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