Action Alert

Please resist 'In God We Trust' in public schools bill

The Missouri Legislature is considering a bill that would require public schools to display “In God We Trust” in a “prominent location” in public schools. We need your help to ensure that young, impressionable students aren’t subject to religious proselytization.

HB 577 is part of the nationwide legislative push Project Blitz, which seeks to inject state legislatures across the country with a whole host of religious bills. It is an unvarnished attack on American secularism and civil liberties, imposing the theocratic vision of a powerful few on We The People.

While politicians claim that these laws are intended to showcase the national motto or inspire patriotism, it is clear that their true purpose is to peddle religiosity to a captive audience. These laws are about advancing the Big Lie that the United States was “founded on God” or Christianity, dismantling the wall between religion and government. The motto "In God We Trust" is inaccurate, exclusionary, and aimed at brainwashing American schoolchildren into believing that our nation is a theocracy.

This bill is currently in front of the Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. Please use our simple, automated system to contact the members of the committee and ask that they reject this thinly veiled attempt to inject religion into our public schools. Feel free to use or adapt the talking point provided.

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