Action Alert

Tell Charlotte to keep prayer out of city meetings!

Please encourage Charlotte, N.C., to continue its decision to keep prayer out of city council meetings.

Recently, the Charlotte City Council discontinued its practice of opening its meetings with prayer and is instead reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The Charlotte city attorney advised the city to make this change after a U.S. appeals court ruled sectarian prayers from a single faith at government meetings to be unconstitutional.

FFRF is applauding this wise and unifying decision to remove all prayer from council meetings and is asking for it to continue despite the blowback from religious zealots in the community. Unfortunately, Charlotte’s two candidates for mayor both support reversing the decision and bringing back a prayer or invocation.


Please join us in encouraging the candidates and the city council to keep religion out of the city government. Let our simple automated system contact city officials and candidates for you with a built-in script.

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Also, please send your thanks to Mayor Jennifer Roberts for her decision to honor the First Amendment by halting prayer. She can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call 704-336-2241.
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