Action Alert

Protect the First Amendment in Minnesota schools!

Tell Minnesota lawmakers today to vote against a bill that would put “In God We Trust” in every public school building.

SF 3061, a bill that would require every school board in the state to place the phrase “In God We Trust” in all public schools, is before the Minnesota Senate Committee on E-12 Policy. Even though the phrase is, disgracefully, the national motto, there is no question of this bill’s religious intent. Please use our automated system to contact members of this committee and urge them to oppose SF 3061.

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Dan Hall, is a preacher and a former Christian school principal. In a video promoting the bill, Hall said, “the reason I’m promoting the bill . . . is because I think there’s an anti-faith movement out there that says, ‘You people of faith, get away from us!’”

Hall reportedly said that the bill would “encourage the people of faith” and openly acknowledged that the bill fails to keep church and state separate. He tried to explain this away, wrongly stating that “for our Founding Fathers it was never separate.”

Please take action today to oppose this attempt to insert religion into Minnesota public schools. If the Senate Committee on E-12 Policy receives enough negative feedback on this bill right away, it may die without a hearing. Please call or email these lawmakers and urge them to oppose SF 3061.

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Learn more about SF 3061 here.

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