Resist ‘In God We Trust’ in public schools


The Nebraska Legislature is considering a bill that would require all schools to display “In God We Trust” in every classroom or another “prominent location” and also would require the state attorney general to intervene and defend any school sued over its display.

We need your help to ensure that Nebraska schoolchildren are not subjected to government-sponsored proselytizing.

This bill, LB 36, 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. The motto “In God We Trust” is inaccurate, exclusionary, and aimed at brainwashing American schoolchildren into believing that our nation is a theocracy.

The Nebraska Education Committee has a hearing scheduled on this bill on March 2 at 1:30 p.m. local time. Please click on the red “Take Action” button to use our simple, automated system to contact the members of this committee and urge them to oppose this bill. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided, or write your own.

We also encourage you to submit written or live virtual testimony during the committee meeting. For more information on how to do this, follow the instructions provided on the committee’s website.


Freedom From Religion Foundation

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