FFRF’s Strategic Response Team is a nimble squad that encapsulates FFRF’s two main purposes: to educate the public and keep state and church separate. It’s a bit of a renaissance team, but the usual work falls into four basic categories:
- Shaping public opinion with articles, editorials, press and media;
- Working to stop imminent legal violations before they happen or derail other legal work—what we call rapid response ;
- Monitoring and lobbying state governmental affairs, including bills that impact FFRF’s mission.
- Monitoring and lobbying federal governmental affairs, including bills that impact FFRF’s mission.
FFRF Attorney Andrew L. Seidel is the director of strategic response and runs the team. Ryan Jayne is the full-time SRT attorney and Mark Dann (working in D.C.) is Director of Governmental Affairs. The three make up the full-time core of the team.. Also providing support to SRT are FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor, Director of Communications Amit Pal, Editorial Assistant Bailey Nachreiner-Mackesey and FFRF’s legal team, overseen by Legal Director Rebecca Markert.
By its nature, a lot of SRT’s work is behind the scenes. But please know that FFRF’s Strategic Response Team is fighting for you.