The ACA is making an impact on the world through our various ancillary efforts.
The Internet is certainly helping to make that possible. Let's take a look at
some of the things we've done in recent years and we are continuing to do.
Besides our flagship activities and
special interest groups, ACA members have done a
number of things that deserve special mention.
ACA on the Internet
ACA has a number of secondary homes on the Internet, including:
ACA Members' Projects and Web Sites
ACA members have created web sites and other Internet resources:
If you know of other sites that should be included here, let us know.
Notable ACA Efforts
Looking back to 2004, one of the ACA's more notable accomplishments was our
participation in a "friend of the court" brief for the
Supreme Court in the Michael Newdow pledge case. While his case was thrown
out on a frustrating technicality, he will likely be back before the Supreme Court on the pledge
issue in the next few years. Perhaps we can re-file the brief for that case
when it happens. ACA member Jeff Dee was a major contributor to the brief on
the ACA's behalf.
A number of our members have also testified before the Texas State Board of
Education to try to improve the textbooks used in schools throughout Texas.
We like to think our testimony in 2003 helped keep Intelligent Design out of
the biology textbooks under review that year. Unfortunately, in 2005 the
health textbooks were already censored of much of the contraceptive
information before the state reviewed them. They've gone to press as
"damaged goods", as far as we're concerned.
In 2004, the ACA hosted the Texas Atheists and Agnostics Conference for
atheists and agnostics from across the state. Our keynote speaker was Michael
For more about the history of our organization, take a look at our
history page and our scrapbooks pages.
ACA's Connection to Other Organizations
Besides our formal affiliations we have a more
intimiate association with a number of organizations: