National Day of Reason

National Day of Reason

We plan an annual event to commemorate the National Day of Reason, which honors the principles of secular lawmaking and separation of religion and government. We observe this day to remind Minnesota lawmakers that public policy should be based on reason, science, and evidence to promote the general welfare. We affirm that government should not favor one religion over another or the religious over the nonreligious, as mandated by the Constitution.

National Day of Reason 2020

The 2020 event was held online due to COVID-19. Keynote speakers were Sarah Gillooly and Dena Sher of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.  Representatives of local humanist and advocacy groups also spoke and Minnesota legislators recorded videos supporting the Day of Reason. See the video of the event below, followed by the agenda.

NATIONAL DAY OF REASON 2020 ONLINE GATHERING

May 7, 2020

National Day of Reason 2020 Background

11:00 AM
Welcome and Explanation of Format

Remarks from the Three Sponsoring Humanist Organizations

Video Montage, Minnesota Legislators in Support of Reason

Local Advocates:

Representatives of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

  • Sarah Gillooly, vice president, state outreach and engagement: “The Coronavirus and Church-State Separation”
  • Dena Sher, assistant vice president of public policy,  “Religious Influence on Government in the Trump Era”

Discussion and Q and A

End
12:30 PM

Post-Event Call to Action. Please contact your state and Congressional representatives to ask them to act on what you heard today. You can find contact information here.

 

NATIONAL DAY OF REASON 2019 AT THE MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL

See photos and videos of the 2019 event.

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