American Humanist Association

"In God We Trust" Motto To Be Reauthorized: Take Action Now!

Dear friends,

A resolution was recently introduced in the House of Representatives that would reaffirm “In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States and would support and encourage the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. This resolution is currently in committee, and will come up for a vote tomorrow in the House. We need your help to ensure that it does not pass.

Stand with the American Humanist Association and urge your Representative to oppose the “In God We Trust” resolution right now.

House Continuing Resolution 13 (H. Con. Res. 13) was introduced in the House by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA) on January 26th, and currently has 64 co-sponsors. The current motto of the United States, “In God We Trust”, weakens the wall of separation between church and state by declaring our national recognition of a deity. This motto is insensitive to the many non-religious Americans who object to government encouragement of religion and belief, and is opposed to our national tradition of secular governance.

Please take a moment to contact your Representatives and ask them to oppose the resolution. The American Humanist Association supports the wall of separation between church and state, and opposes any government action that violates the secular tradition found in our Constitution.

This bill is a momentous step backwards in regards to religious freedom. I’m asking you, as a supporter of humanism, to make a difference and take action right now.


Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director