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Date/Time

Thu, April 25, 2013
9:15 AM

Location
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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Anti-science legislation is sweeping the nation. Bills that aim to insert so-called “Intelligent Design” theology into public school curricula have been proposed in more than a dozen states. Particularly dangerous, these bills attempt to undermine scientific research by creating a false sense of controversy around accepted scientific theories such as evolution by natural selection.  And the push against science doesn’t stop at evolution—it also affects areas such as sex education. Taxpayers are footing the bill for religious indoctrination not only through public schools, but via voucher programs and tuition tax credits. What can be done to protect science education in our schools at the federal level? What can concerned citizens do within the states? And what’s the best way to halt the continued public funding of religion and stop anti-science legislation?

Proposed Speakers Include: 

- Michael Gamel-McCormick, Education staff Senate HELP Comittee, CONFIRMED
- Barry Kosmin, Trinity College, CONFIRMED

- Dr. Minda Berbeco, Programs and Policy Director, National Center for Science Education, CONFIRMED
-Domestic Policy Council, White House, TBA
- Senior Staff, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, TBA
Moderator: Kelly Damerow, Secular Coalition for America. 

This event is part of the Secular Coalition for America’s 2013 Lobby Day. Click here to learn more.