American Humanist Association

Take Action: Tell Governor Nikki Haley To Appoint An Atheist To The U.S. Senate!

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley must soon appoint a replacement for retiring Senator Jim DeMint, a staunch defender of the Religious Right.

We need your help to convince Governor Haley that South Carolina can do better than appointing one of DeMint's Religious Right allies to replace him. If you are a South Carolina resident, enter your zip code below to ask the governor to consider as Senator DeMint's replacement Herb Silverman, a proud Charleston resident, AHA board member, and president of the Secular Coalition for America. 

In 1990, Herb ran for governor of South Carolina to challenge the state's constitutional provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office, a story he recounts in his book Candidate Without A Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt.


Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director