Although the atheist and humanist community is growing dramatically, we are severely underrepresented in the political arena. With our more active and visible participation in both the electoral and advocacy arenas we will help dispel the lingering bias against our community, build a society that respects science and reason, and advance evidence-based public policy to effectively address the issues that confront us.
Rachel Deitch is the Policy and Social Justice Manager at the Center for Freethought Equality and the American Humanist Association. She advocates for public policy that is inclusive of humanists and our organization’s secular and progressive values. Rachel has a background in national politics, advocacy, and strategic communications at the federal and state levels. She holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, where she conducted research on religion, stigma, and public policy.
Ron Millar is the Political and PAC Coordinator at the Center for Freethought Equality. He researches and interviews political candidates for possible endorsement by the Freethought Equality Fund, whose goal is to increase the number of open atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers in public office. Ron has spent more than thirty years in the Washington DC area working for nonprofit education and advocacy groups, including serving as the associate director of the Secular Coalition for America from 2005 to 2009.