A Lobbyist on Atheism
No, not Lori Lipman Brown of the Secular Coalition for America in Washington D.C., Jennifer Lange is a lobbyist in Albany, New York. She’s a part time lobbyist for the Institute for Humanist Studies. She fights for the rights on nonbelievers in New York, including seperation of church and state issues.
From the New York Times article: “It’s not like I’m coming from Save the Children or something everybody’s in favor of,” Ms. Lange, 32, put it in an interview. “When you say you’re an atheist, people think of negative values, of heathens. People feel that we’re antireligious. I’m not trying to change anyone’s religion. I don’t even want to talk religion or the Bible when I’m lobbying. I want to stay focused on state policy and finding the places we can make common cause.”
Let’s hope the work of Lange and Brown inspires more organizations to support lobbying efforts to protect the rights of nonbelievers.