Action Alert

Please ask your senators to protect free speech globally!

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This week, Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Chris Coons, D-Del., introduced a resolution that calls for the “global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.”

Since 2015, two other similar resolutions have been introduced but have not gained any traction, despite being a universal victory for protecting freedom of speech and freethinkers worldwide.

“Freedom of expression and religion are fundamental human rights that are the bedrock of any open society,” Coons stated upon introduction of the resolution. “As a person of faith, I am proud to introduce this resolution which aims to protect religious and secular minorities by calling for the repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws around the world.”

“The U.S. government can and should use our leverage as a world leader to help protect religious minorities in nations with whom we have or form international agreements and relationships,” Lankford added.

Please contact your senators and ask that they support this bipartisan effort to repeal archaic blasphemy laws around the world.

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