Resources for Secular Voters
- Recommendations from Steve Schwartz (local – Orlando)
- Secular Coalition for America Voter Resources
- Secular Coalition Voter Guides & Congressional Report Cards
- Secular Values Voter: Highlighting Openly Secular Candidates
- Oct 2016 Freethought Today Article: Religious “Nones” may decide election
- Oct 2016: Freethought Today Article: The Problem of Voting in Churches
- Shop: Secular Values Voter shirts, stickers, signs, and more
- Atheist Vote Article (From Religion News Service)
- Freedom From Religion Foundation “I’m Secular and I Vote” Campaign
- Secular News Network article
- Get to know them: Secular Candidates
- Pew Research Center: Faith and the 2016 Campaign
- Sep 2015 Washington Post: The God Gap (in political parties)
- Apr 2016 Harvard Politics: An Atheist in the Oval Office
- Sep 2016 PJ Media: Secular “non-thiest” movement emerges in politics
We encourage our members and our community to VOTE. Your voice can only be heard if you speak. You are empowered to influence our country only if you act. You can make difference, only if you choose to BE involved.
There are two parts to voting:
- Educate yourself about the candidates and issues
BE. for Clinton
What inspires others to respect a person of any gender identity or expression should be the way their words and actions uplift others and make the world a better place. The benchmarks of a person of integrity should be compassionate action and making a positive difference. Small people hate, are angry, and blame others; it takes character and strength to be kind, focus on the good, and be solution oriented. Integrity does not intimidate.
Reinforcing obsolescent binary gender roles that diminish human value hurts everyone. Condoning not only misogyny but also homophobia, racism, and xenophobia is unacceptable. In a nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, our focuses should be community and inclusion: standing shoulder-to-shoulder working to make our country a better place. Those who stand and serve together are already great.
Normalization of gender inequity is detrimental and dangerous, and glamorizing unevolved notions of masculinity puts us at increased risk of harm. Some women forget that men can be stronger than us, a threat to us. Some never will. Many who suffer PTSD or other residual effects of abuse, assault, or other bullying are worrying to the point of feeling ill that the nation will validate the actions of predators by electing one to the highest office in the nation.
Trump openly displays microagressions like facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language. He employs tactics like hovering, looming, following, interrupting, derogatory comments, condescension, degrading language, blaming, shaming, and yelling. When we intentionally try to devalue others we only devalue ourselves. What are we telling the young generation in America if we say those behaviors are the marks of the greatest leader in America?
When your daughter’s boss, Mr. Biff, “grabs her pussy”, will you tell her that’s okay because he has power over her, and she should let him do anything he wants? Whether a person’s power over another comes from wealth, physical strength or appearance, social position, intelligence, elected office, or other balance-swayer, it comes with responsibility. Trump has demonstrated that he cannot handle authority or responsibility.
Don’t vote for base entertainment. Vote for leadership.
Hillary stands with us in support of true religious freedom, which can only be rooted in the clear separation of church and state. She stands with us in the continuous struggle for gender equity and the rights of women and LGBTQ+ Americans. She stands with us for the protection of reproductive health care and essential organizations like Planned Parenthood. She stands with us in defense of our ecosystem and believes in reason and science. She has a track record of demonstrated leadership (read more here) that shows her commitment to the American people. she is the clear choice in this election.