• Feb 03, 2021
    “For four years, we watched Donald Trump pander to white Christian nationalists and unveil cruel policies that misused religious freedom to override critical civil rights protections, health care access and protections for people who use social services. We hope that at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden chooses a new course," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.
  • Jan 28, 2021
    “We at Americans United for Separation of Church and State applaud President Joe Biden for ending the dangerous global gag rule and prioritizing the health and reproductive freedom of people all around the world," said AU CEO Rachel Laser. "“When former President Trump had reinstated the global gag rule, he was imposing the viewpoint of his religious extremist base onto U.S. foreign policy and undermining our foundational American value of religious freedom."
  • Jan 26, 2021
    “David Williamson set a high standard that we hope is emulated by future invocation speakers, in Brevard County and throughout America: He offered words of encouragement by focusing on the shared values that unite our communities," said Alex J. Luchenitser, AU's associate vice president and associate legal director. "Elected officials across the country should follow the wise example Brevard County has now set by ensuring that no one is denied an opportunity to solemnize governmental meetings because of their beliefs about religion.”
  • Jan 25, 2021
    “We at Americans United for Separation of Church and State welcome President Joe Biden’s commitment to embracing the diversity that makes our nation strong," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of AU. "He demonstrated this commitment today with his executive order repealing Trump’s cruel and unwise ban on transgender people serving in our military, which was spurred by Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Council. Layer by layer, the Biden-Harris administration is taking steps to remove the stain of hatred, division and discrimination left by the previous administration."
  • Jan 20, 2021
    "President Biden’s swift action to end the Muslim and African Ban, which was driven by clear hostility toward Muslims and their faith, rights a terrible wrong," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "It is a crucial first step toward reuniting families and demonstrating President Biden's commitment to protecting the rights of religious minorities."