by DJ Grothe
The following article is from the Secular
Humanist Bulletin, Volume 19, Number 1.
The last academic quarter has seen the Field Department of
the Council for Secular Humanism working at a frenetic pace to keep up with
demand for grass-roots activism support and speaker requests. Cities visited by
various staff members of the Council include Columbus and Cleveland,
Indianapolis, Chicago, Albany, Milwaukee, Toronto, New York City, Denver,
Boston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, San Francisco, and Laramie, Wyoming. Other
trips the Field Department has planned this semester include Phoenix and
Washington, D.C., featuring a high-profile campuswide debate at Georgetown
University between best-selling author and critic of secular humanism David
Noebel and DJ Grothe, the Council’s national field director.
The most uplifting aspect regarding all this fieldwork is
the enthusiasm and support of the thousands of secularists and humanists who
attend our public meetings, often co-sponsored by a local secular humanist
society associated with the Council. We
are all grateful to be part of an organization so vital to the growth of the
movement in this way.
New Online Activism Tools
The Council at the Center for Inquiry has made it easier to
get involved with secular humanist activism—our new online grassroots activism
service allows you to follow crucial debates and bills on the floor of Congress,
easily write or e-mail letters to elected officials, and then to take action, in
addition to getting involved in the Council’s occasional letter-writing
campaigns. Stay on top of legislation that freethinkers, humanists, and skeptics
care about and have your voice heard by visiting www.secularhumanism.org and
clicking the “Action Alerts” button.
In the past quarter, the Field Department of the Council
for Secular Humanism has begun launching Secular Humanist Societies in:
Moreno Valley, California
Bay City, Texas
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
If you are in one of these cities, be sure to get involved
by contacting the Field Department today!
Subscribe to Free Inquiry, the world’s leading
journal of secular humanist opinion. Share a gift subscription with a
friend, student, or library near you. Join the Campus Freethought Alliance as an
off-campus supporter. View the
details at www.campusfreethought.org.
By continuing to support our outreach and educational
efforts, both on and off campus, you help guarantee that the secular humanist
voice is loud and strong in today’s society.
DJ Grothe is national field director for the Council for
Glen Curry, president of the Freethought Society of Wisconsin (a group
associated with the Council for Secular Humanism), re-uses a Council sign from
the Godless Americans’ March on Washington in support of his group’s
marching at a peace rally in Milwaukee.
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