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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BRIGHTS CENTRAL
A new Brights Action SIG is forming. A SIG is a Special INITIATIVE Group. As you are probably aware (we so often say so!), The Brights’ Network itself never speaks for the whole constituency of the Brights. Yet, there is often a good reason to assist those Brights who do wish to act in unison on a designated matter. Consequently, we are initiating the SIG concept for specific initiatives.
We invite your consideration and your participation in this first Action SIG (no cost, simply a method of showing support for a specific endeavor). Registering is easy.
SIG #1: BRIGHTS ACTION SCA
If you are an American citizen and a Bright, you can register into the “Brights Action SCA” subgroup of the Brights’ constituency.
SCA stands for the Secular Coalition for America. Its mission is: “To increase the visibility and respectability of nontheistic viewpoints in the United States and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.”
The Secular Coalition for America pursues its mission as a 501c4 advocacy organization. As such, it currently has a lobbyist on Capitol Hill. The Secular Coalition is not a membership organization, but the more people who lend vocal support to SCA via their organizations, the louder its advocacy voice will be.
This first-ever Brights Action SIG is being formed specifically to enable a portion of the Brights constituency to endorse the SCA’s mission statement. The new SIG will be added to SCA’s listing of endorsing organizations (see the list at http://www.secular.org/endorsing_orgs.h
The Brights Action SIG consists of “that assemblage of Brights endorsing the above SCA mission statement.” You are supporting the Secular Coalition for America in name only. No dues or donations are required but would, of course, be welcomed by SCA (501c4 donations are not tax deductible). For more information, you can visit the SCA website at http://www.secular.org.
To add your voice in support of the SCA’s mission, you simply type your email address into a box on The Brights’ Net website. Your name/email will not be given to SCA. All records are located on the Brights’ database. Click http://the-brights.net/action/subsc
Mynga Futrell and Paul Geisert, Co-Directors of The Brights’ Net