SHJ Makes Presence Known at DC Reason Rally
This summer, thousands of secular Americans converged upon Washington, DC and made their voices heard. There was no mistaking the potential impact of the secular vote and political power from an ever growing number of secular free-thinkers.
SHJ was among the masses at the
2016 Reason Rally
, helping secular humanistic Jews show their strength.
Thoussands gather in Washington D.C. for the 2016 Reason Rally
Immediate Past President Larry Lawrence continues to support SHJ's mission and voice the value of participation
(at Reason Rally; pictured with fellow Machar member Joyce Rosenthal)
SHJ board member Ezra Donner attended the 2016 Reason Rally and wrote about the experience in his
Ezra writes "I attended the 2016 Reason Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Reason Rally Coalition is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to hold large events in celebration of atheist, humanist, and secular identity and to demonstrate the power of the secular voting bloc. The goal of the Reason Rally is to showcase the presence and power of the nonreligious voting bloc, and to demand that reason be put at the forefront of our public and political discourse.
Speakers included Bill Nye, Carolyn Porco, Lawrence Krauss, Penn Gillette, and many others.
It was a fascinating day and an eye-opening experience. I would estimate there to have been on the order of 10,000 people or more in attendance, and most of the interactions I had with other people there were very positive. Curious to see what impact, if any, secular voters en masse will have on the 2016 Election. From my point of view, their voices need to be heard now more than ever."