Now this should be interesting. The folks behind American Atheists have formed The Godless Americans Political Action Committee (GAMPAC). Here’s a small bit from their “What We Do” section of the website:
GAMPAC endorses candidates for public office who support the First Amendment separation of church and state; defend equal rights and protections for our nation’s godless Americans; inform our community of the voting records of their elected representatives on issues of concern; and support our goal of having “a place at the table” in formulating public policy.
In addition, GAMPAC will facilitate the training and development of those godless Americans seeking to bring their organizations talents to the field of electoral politics.
I have to admit that I have mixed feelings on the American Atheists organization overall. The news releases they put out on various issues can often sound as shrill as anything from the Religious Right and despite the fact that I can be a hard-nose about various topics myself I’ve never felt like I fit in well with how American Atheists present themselves which is part of why I don’t have a link back to their website from SEB.
Still, I like the idea of a PAC created and run by fellow atheists and freethinkers intent on getting our views represented in the Government. I won’t be signing on to support the group right away, but I will be paying attention to them.