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Atheists form their own political action committee, seek 'equal rights'

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Soon to arrive in the nation’s capital: the Freethought Equality Fund PAC, the creation of the Center for Humanist Activism. Organizers say the new political action committee is being formed specifically to support candidates who are willing to advocate for the “equal rights of nonbelievers.”

They make their case known at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Their goal, according to national coordinator Bishop McNeil:

“The mission of the Freethought Equality Fund PAC is to change the face of American politics by providing nontheist Americans the opportunity to make their voices heard in the political process like never before by getting involved in the electoral process supporting candidates for public office at all levels of government.”

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