Center for Inquiry engages in lobbying and advocacy on issues aligned with our mission and is fighting to keep religion and pseudoscience out of public policy, and resisting the harmful initiatives that are threatening the rights of secular individuals. CFI is also working to defend our shared ideals of reason, science, and secular values.
We Can’t Do it Without You! We need your help to sustain our efforts!
Join us as citizen activists and lobbyists, and help us in our cause!
To empower our members we’ve developed the Advocacy Training Resources on this page so we can resist anti-secular, anti-science, and anti-freedom initiatives at all levels of government. Scroll down for a list of resources. If you have any questions or need more information email us: michigan(at)centerforinquiry.org
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Stay up-to-date on the latest Advocacy Issues, take action to stop harmful legislation, and learn about upcoming advocacy training, and volunteer projects to support our efforts.
Current Advocacy Issues & Projects
Secular Celebrants & Marriage Equality
The Need for Secular Celebrants in Michigan – Share this guide with your State Legislators to educate them about the need to amend the Michigan Marriage Law so that it does not discriminate against secular and non-religious citizens.
If you contact your legislator(s) on any of CFI’s Advocacy Issues: Please forward us a copy of the emails you send, or cc: firstname.lastname@example.org in your emails, so we can track our progress on these important issues!
Advocacy Training Resources
Following the 2016 Election and numerous requests from CFI Members on how we could fight back, we developed these Advocacy Training Resources to help all of our member become Citizen Activists & Lobbyists!
New to Advocacy or Lobbying? Don’t Worry! Remember, your elected officials work for YOU (or they should!), and the more voices we have the more likely we are to be heard. Review the training materials below and you’ll have the tools you need to speak confidently about your views as a secular citizen. If you are unsure about anything you can always call or email us: 616-698-2342 x801, email@example.com.
- CFI Michigan General Talking Points & FAQ (2019)
- How to Call, Email and Meet with legislators
- How to Track State and Federal Legislation
- Overview of CFI’s Office of Public Policy
- CFI’s Position “White” Papers
- See above for our current Advocacy Issues and Legislative Priorities.