In May, American Atheists underwent a reorganization to better help them focus on shaping public policy. As part of that focus, they created a new role of National Legal and Public Policy Director in Washington, DC. This role is filled by former Executive Director Amanda Knief, whose background is in law and politics. This past week, she took American Atheists’ AtheistVoter initiative to the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa to ask conservative Christian politicians what they had to offer the growing demographic of nonbeliever voters and to join Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers’ protest of the event.
This Sunday, Amanda returns to Atheists Talk to discuss the aims of the AtheistVoter program and tell us what else she looks to accomplish in her new role.
- “American Atheists Announces Reorganization“
- “Atheists greet crowd arriving at Christian conservative cattle call” in The Gazette
- “Bake a Cake–And Be Religious Too!” by Amanda Knief
- “The Citizen Lobbyist”, Amanda Knief on Atheists Talk #230, August 4, 2013
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