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How the Congressional Freethought Caucus is Fighting to Restore the Intellectual Foundations of American Democracy
Hosted by Washington Ethical Society
Presented by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Please join the American Ethical Union on January 31st for our All Society Platform featuring speaker Congressman Jamie Raskin, music from the Washington Ethical Society Chorus and Officiants Vandra Thorburn, Elaine Durbach and Lyn Cox!
Jamie Raskin is a Member of the United States House of Representatives (D-MD), a professor of constitutional law and an author. He was the sponsor of the Resolution adopted overwhelmingly by the House (386-3) in the first week of December in 2020 calling for release of all religious prisoners on earth and for repeal of all blasphemy, apostasy and heresy laws. He was a key actor in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and brought the House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Resolution before the House Rules Committee. He defends the House action: “The fact that the Republican senators behaved like members of a religious cult does not render our decision a foolish one. We stood up for the Constitution.”
Rep. Raskin is the co-chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus which he co-founded with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA). “My hope for the CFC,” explains Rep Huffman, “is to be identified … as a counterweight to those pushing the country toward theocracy. Thankfully, my co-founder Jamie Raskin sees it the same way and brings remarkable legal expertise, credibility, a good sense of humor and boundless energy to our efforts.”