>From the Godless Americans PAC Website:
"Mobilizing America's Nonbelievers for Political Activism"
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Who We Are
The Godless Americans PAC grew out of the historic "Godless Americans March on Washington" (GAMOW) held on November 2, 2002 in Washington, DC.
For the first time in history, our nation's diverse community of Atheists, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and others who do not embrace religious creeds marched together for civil rights, the separation of state and church, and their full recognition as American citizens. We demanded "a place at the table" in this great discussion known as democracy.
Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists and Chairwoman of the GAMOW Task Force noted: "Every other group in American history, from women suffragettes to blacks, gays and even the religious right has taken those first steps toward recognition by marching on our nation's capital. It's now our turn!"
Looking out across the crowd assembled that day on the Mall in Washington, Johnson told the thousands of participants at GAMOW that she did not see isolated Atheists and other nonbelievers.
"I see a potential voting block. I see a new movement ready to assert its political and cultural influence in America."
The Godless Americans Political Action Committee was born. GAMPAC, like GAMOW, does not claim to represent every Atheist, Freethinker, Secular Humanist or other nonbeliever in the United States. It does, however, provide those who wish to participate a voice, a strategy, a vehicle in promoting the policies we embrace. It allows us to endorse political candidates who support our vision of a secular America, one where our right to freedom of and freedom From religion is valued and protected.