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Despite overwhelming Evangelical support for Trump in 2016, in 2020, some Democrats reach out to religious voters; the knowledge of Michael wear, the former faith Advisor to President Obama.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) adopted a resolution Saturday praised the values of “religiously unaffiliated” Americans as the “largest religious group in the Democratic party.”
The resolution, which passed unanimously in the DNC’s summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., inextricably linked to the Secular coalition for America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics and humanists on the policy. The group celebrated with the DNC not to move, as they believers, the first time a major party in the “hugging American.”
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“Religiously unaffiliated Americans largely share the Democratic party of values,” said the resolution, the adds should, they argue for “rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values.”
Sarah Levin, Director of state Affairs for the secular coalition for America, praised it as a way “to ensure that the policy is driven by science and evidence, not sectarian beliefs.”
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The move comes as democratic presidential candidates have ramped up their religious rhetoric in the election campaign, the party announced that it is targeting “non-religious voters” to beat to try, President Trump, who solidified the Evangelical vote in 2016.
“America was founded as a secular government, which is charged with the representation and the protection of the freedoms of people of all faiths and none,” Levin added. “I am proud to see the democratic party take to the heart, by secular Americans in the womb.”
Political experts have pointed out, Democrats ” so-called God problem in the past, and their efforts to solve it.
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In 2012, the most recent elections, the Democrats, the Democrats boo God has won, to read a headline from the Convention: “.” In 2016, the participant of a preacher heckled during the opening prayer. And on Saturday, the Democrats a shot to the believers, the “religious freedom”, the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans.
The freedom From Religion Foundation co-President, Annie Laurie Gaylor, called the resolution a “political milestone” of “long overdue.”
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The Wisconsin-based FFRF “is optimistic that the DNC resolution is a sign for bigger and better things to come, for free thinkers, and would like to see, that each party at each level of government to adopt similar resolutions.”