Pittsburgh Freethought Community
Promoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values
in the greater Pittsburgh area.

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Public Policy Participation and Political Action 


Be a champion for democracy and become a PA poll worker!

https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Be-a-Poll-Worker.aspx


Current Events Statement: Pittsburgh Freethought Community, along with its over 2400 members and supporters, condemns the recent xenophobic attack against Pennsylvania's Second Lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman.  https://twitter.com/giselefetterman/status/1315419117919383552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Our Community welcomes people from all over the world to contribute to our society. Diversity enriches our communities by sharing culture, skills, talents, and ingenuity. If we are to continue to be a vital democracy, we must respect each other.

We should strive to uphold our nation's original motto, E Pluribus Unum (from many, one). 

See the Coalition Against Hate's proposed legislation that PFC has joined: 

https://www.pahouse.com/PAAgainstHate/Legislation


Want to do your part? Take Action Now!


Each month PFC's PPPC focuses on a different issue and we need YOUR help!  

Tips and links for contacting your legislators: 

  1. Calls from constituents and a follow-up letter/fax containing your contact information are more effective than blanket emails. Send "snail-mail" to local locations, the screening process in Washington D.C. takes several months.  

  2. Keep it short and to the point, no longer than one page. Focus on specific legislation when applicable and be clear about who you are and what you want from the start.

  3. Make it personal and mention if you have voted for them or donated to their campaign. 

  4. Remember, they represent YOU.


Find your PA legislators here: 

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/


Find your US legislators here:

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials 

https://www.toomey.senate.gov/contact/email-senator-toomey 

https://www.casey.senate.gov/contact/


These actions are directly related to our Mission and an important part of meeting our Committee's goals.

Your time and attention to this is much appreciated.


PFC's Monthly Action Alert:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(1933 - 2020)


This October PFC is asking you to contact your senators about the open seat on the Supreme Court of the United States

With the recent loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only have we lost a powerful voice for gender equality, but the future of our secular government is uncertain. Tell your senators that you support judges who follow science, reason, and secular values  

Write, call, and/or email our senators today and don't forget to vote in the election on November 3rd!!! 

Not sure who represents you?  Use the links below to find out!

Pennsylvania State Representation- Pennsylvania General Assembly Website

Federal Representation- govtrack.us Website



Our work: Public Policy Participation and Political Action

PFC identifies areas and issues within local government and local institutions where PFC can and should contribute a perspective and viewpoint on behalf of our stakeholders. We seek to have a seat at the table to represent and communicate the evidence-based, humanist and non-theist beliefs of our members regarding local issues and actions. Beyond the local arena, we seek to keep our members informed about national and international policy and legislation likely to be important to them. At all levels of government, PFC seeks to facilitate participation by its members, by electronic, voice or personal communication with legislators and other leaders. PFC facilitates this participation within the the legal limitations of our non-profit 501(c)(3) status.

Some of the policies we promote include:

  • Promotion of separation of Church and State across the board;
  • Promotion of evidence based public policy in general and of specific evidence-based policies when the public conversation is being heavily influenced by non-evidence based beliefs ie religious dogma.

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