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Democrats Pass Resolution Acknowledging “Importance” of Non-Religious Americans

Aug 27, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution over the weekend acknowledging the “value, ethical soundness, and importance” of non-religious Americans. (This occurred at the same meeting where the DNC rejected a resolution supporting single-issue debates, like one about climate change.)

According to the Secular Coalition for America, after the DNC’s Resolutions Committee first approved the document on Thursday, the vote was unanimous (except for one abstention). It’s the first time, the SCA says, that a major U.S. political party has “specifically courted religiously unaffiliated people across the nation.”

It couldn’t come at a better time. There’s been plenty of talk about whether Democratic presidential candidates are doing enough to win over people of faith. Some of them have already hired faith outreach directors with a specific goal of connecting the candidates’ policies with like-minded religious people.

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