2010 Voters' Guide
September 6, 2010
The ACA will be publishing a 2010 voters' guide
again this election season.
While our 501(c)3 organizational
status does not allow
us to support any particular party
or political candidate, we can raise
our issues in the political arena.
And there are plenty of issues that
atheists care about that are largely
missing from the nationís political
dialog. Church-state separation
would be a major one, but we also
care about fair treatment, promotion
of science, and other topics.
As an active atheist group in the
Capitol city of the second largest
state, the ACA is well positioned
to make a big impact. To do that,
we are again publishing a votersí
guide for issues that concern
atheists. This guide is similar to
the one we did in 2008.
The 2010 Votersí Guide has been announced
on the ACA Web site. Results will be published in early October. The guide will be based on
the results of a survey of candidates
running for offices voted
on by Texans in the 2010 general
election. Because every
candidate for each race is given
the same opportunity to respond,
the votersí guide will allow voters
to make an informed choice on
the issues behind the questions.
We are hoping that the survey
gets some publicity and raises
awareness for our issues. Even
so, the survey will have an educational
impact on the candidates
and the community at large.
We feel the votersí guide is a great
initiative that advances our mission
and provides a public service. We
are doing our part to improve our
nation by helping to elect highly
qualified candidates regardless of
party. Thanks to ACA members who have contributed
to the project. If you support this
effort, consider making a donation
to the ACA to defray costs. See you
at the voting booth!
From the officers:
The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, February 4th, 12:15pm at the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadaupe. Chase Hunter will speak on "Inside Scientology 2: the Sea Org". The lecture is free and open to the public. The building opens at noon.