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What is the Atheist Candidates Project?

The Atheist Candidates Project is an organization crowd-sourcing political engagement to build support infrastructure, organize communities, and network candidates with supportive professionals and volunteers dedicated to equitable representation for non-believers in government.

Where other formerly underrepresented groups achieved equity in representation, atheists have not. This disparity is driven in part by the false claim that Americans will not vote for atheists. We have established communities and lobbying organizations, but lack political training and organizing support. The Atheist Candidates Project is the solution.

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Our Shared Values

Secular Government

Building a strong wall of separation between church and state is vital to protecting freedom of conscience for all.

Secular Education

Schools with science and fact based curriculum are better equipped to prepare the next generation for future challenges.

Free Press

A free and independent press is a necessary part of democracy, keeping elected officials accountable and informing the electorate.

Fact-Based Politics

Governments cannot act in the best interests of their people if elected officials are acting on fear, anxiety, and false information.

Equality Under the Law

People deserve equal treatment under the law, regardless of race, sex, religious identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other arbitrary basis for discrimination.

Bodily Autonomy

Whether seeking reproductive healthcare, undergoing surgery to physically express one’s natural gender, or making a difficult end-of-life choice, decisions about one’s body should be between that person and their doctor exclusively.

Danielle Pellett

Danielle Pellett

Congressional Candidate, Texas CD 32
Roy Carl Stanley

Roy Carl Stanley

Congressional Candidate, Texas CD 32
Shawnee Rios

Shawnee Rios

Candidate for Knoxville, TN city council. District 6
Aron Ra

Aron Ra

State Senate Candidate, Texas SD 2
Al Woolum

Al Woolum

Congressional Candidate, Texas CD 12
Jim Fury Hesterman

Jim Fury Hesterman

Professional photographer
James Woods

James Woods

Former Candidate for Congress in Arizona's 5th district.
Cara

Cara & Scott Prior

Former candidates for the AZ state house and senate.
Katie Paetz

Katie Paetz

School Board President - Phoenix, AZ
Evan Clark

Evan Clark

Creative Director at Spectrum Experience LLC, a Humanist PR firm.
Serah Blain

Serah Blain

Senior Strategist at Spectrum Experience LLC, a Humanist public relations firm.
Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

Data Management Volunteer

Our Progress

Upcoming Candidates

Past Candidates

Elected Officials

Political Professionals

Volunteers

States We are Working in

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