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Americans United Applauds Confirmation Of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson To U.S. Supreme Court

“We look to Justice Jackson to be a bulwark against the Court’s ultra-conservative majority, who seem set on redefining religious freedom as a sword to harm others instead of a shield to protect all of us," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. "We deserve a Justice who will defend our country’s foundational principle of separation of religion and government like our democracy depends on it – because it does.”

Americans United: Broad And Diverse Coalition Supporting Students’ Religious Freedom Represented In Supreme Court Amicus Briefs In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

“Today, dozens of organizations and people that represent religious, education, sports, civil rights and religious freedom communities joined us in fighting to protect students’, and everyone’s, First Amendment rights,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “The diversity of this coalition demonstrates the widespread approval for the bedrock constitutional principle of church-state separation."

Americans United Names Andrew Seidel Vice President Of Strategic Communications, Announces Faith Advisory Council

“At a time when church-state separation is under threat in so many quarters, we are delighted to welcome Andrew to Americans United,” said AU CEO and President Rachel Laser. “It’s more important than ever to unite Americans of all beliefs and none to defend this foundational Constitutional principle. Andrew’s substantive expertise in our cause as well as his experience with communicating across all channels has never been more important.”

Americans United Applauds Nomination Of Ketanji Brown Jackson To U.S. Supreme Court

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is an eminently qualified jurist with a proven record of fighting to bring our country closer to its promise of equal justice for all. As the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court in our nation’s history, she will help ensure that the Court better reflects America and includes perspectives that have long been ignored," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser.

Americans United: Kennedy’s Attorneys Present Deceitful Narrative To Supreme Court In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

“The facts of this case are clear: High school players felt pressured to join their coach’s public prayers at the 50-yard line at public high school football games,” said AU President & CEO Rachel Laser. “Our country’s foundational principle of church-state separation means that no one should ever have to choose between their religious freedom and being part of the team."

Americans United Urges President Biden To Nominate Strong Church-State Separation Advocate To Fill Justice Breyer’s Supreme Court Seat

“We urge President Biden to nominate a justice who reflects the diversity of our country and understands that separation of church and state is the cornerstone of religious freedom," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. "We need a justice who will be a bulwark against the court’s ultra-conservative majority, who seem set on redefining religious freedom as a sword to harm others instead of a shield to protect all of us."

Americans United Statement In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“As we commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we should remember that as a proud preacher and civil rights leader he said that the church ‘must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.’ Dr. King knew that the wall of separation between church and state protects us all. It makes our country more fair, more equal and more inclusive," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser.

Statement On Supreme Court Granting Review In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

“We urge the Supreme Court not to fall for what a Ninth Circuit judge has called the ‘deceitful narrative’ that the coach’s attorneys have presented. This case is not about a school employee praying silently during a private religious devotion. Rather, this case is about protecting impressionable students who felt pressured by their coach to participate repeatedly in public prayer, and a public school district that did right by its students and families,” said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser.


Holy Bible Lying on a School Desk
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Americans United Demands Louisiana School District Stop Including Religious Content In School-Sponsored Events

No parent should be tricked into signing a permission slip that results in their child attending a religious event.

Read our statement