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The Democratic Party’s 2020 Platform is a Historic Change for Secular Americans

Aug 20, 2020

By Sarah Levin

After releasing its final draft last month, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has now officially approved its 2020 platform.

Thanks to Secular Democrats of America’s advocacy, the platform acknowledges the non-religious, commits to ending broad religious exemptions, and recognizes the paramount importance of separation between church and state.

Take a look at these passages (which go far beyond what was in the 2016 platform):

Religious freedom is a core American value and a core value of the Democratic Party. Democrats will protect the rights of each American for the free exercise of his or her own religion. It will be the policy of the Democratic Administration to advocate for religious freedom throughout the world. Democrats celebrate America’s history of religious pluralism and tolerance, and recognize the countless acts of service of our faith communities, as well as the paramount importance of maintaining the separation between church and state enshrined in our Constitution.” (Page 48)

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