Boycott the Pledge Press Releases:

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at East Syracuse Minoa School District on behalf of a student who was mistreated by her teacher for remaining seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at Victor Valley Union H.S. District in Victorville, California, on behalf of a parent and student, who was denied his First Amendment right to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center received written assurances from officials at the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District that students who exercise their right to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance will not be disciplined. Read more.

The American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center successfully defended the First Amendment rights of a student at Cottonwood Valley Charter School in Soccorro, New Mexico. Read more.

Since the beginning of the school year, the American Humanist Association has been inundated with emails and calls from students across the country, who have been mistreated by their public schools for exercising their constitutional right to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has received a satisfactory response from officials at Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL, after a student was punished for exercising the First Amendment right to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the Carlisle Area School District in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on behalf of a student who was wrongfully admonished by a school nurse for exercising the constitutional right to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at Regional School Unit #20 on behalf of an eleventh grade student at Belfast Area High School in Belfast, Maine. The student was punished by his teacher when he attempted to exercise his constitutional right to remain seated during the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the Tracy Unified School District in Tracy, California, on behalf of Derek Giardina, a student at Merrill F. West High School who was suspended and given a failing grade for omitting the phrase “under God” when he read the Pledge of Allegiance over the school’s speaker system. Read more.

The the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the Columbia County School System on behalf of a student at Grovetown High School in Grovetown, Georgia, who has been denied his constitutional right to refrain from participating in the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center applauds the School District of Lee County in Fort Myers, Florida, for apologizing to an atheist student who was punished for remaining seated during the Pledge of Allegiance and giving written assurances that the student will be permitted to continue to exercise his right. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at East Gurnsey Local Schools in Old Washington, Ohio, and at Buckeye Trail High School in Lore City, Ohio, on behalf of a student who was threatened with punishment when he exercised his right to refrain from participating in the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the School District of Lee County in Fort Myers, Florida, regarding a constitutional violation that took place earlier this morning regarding a student who was punished for exercising his constitutional right to remain seated during the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the School District of Lee County in Fort Myers, Florida, regarding a constitutional violation that took place earlier this morning regarding a student who was punished for exercising his constitutional right to remain seated during the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to school officials at the San Jacinto Unified School District in San Jacinto, California, on behalf of the family of a student at Monte Vista Middle School. The letter concerns a seventh grade student who has been coerced by his teacher into standing for the Pledge of Allegiance when he attempted to exercise his right to remain seated during the Pledge. The letter also addresses a banner promoting prayer displayed in the student’s classroom. Read more.

Today the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the Ferndale Area School District in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on behalf of an atheist student who is not being allowed to remain seated during the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center applauds the administration at Oak Park Unified School District in Oak Park, California, for immediately taking corrective action in response to the legal center’s letter regarding a student’s constitutional right to refrain from participating in the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Read more.

The American Humanist Association defends the rights of an atheist student at the Oak Park Unified School District in Oak Park, CA.  Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the Washington County School District in Abingdon, Virginia, on behalf of a student whose constitutional right to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance was violated. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to officials at the Beaufort County School District in Beaufort, South Carolina, on behalf of an anonymous student who has been denied his constitutional rights to refrain from participating in the school’s daily Pledge of Allegiance exercise. Read more.

American Humanist Association applauds decision to respect the rights of students. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to school officials at the New Town Public School District in New Town, North Dakota, concerning infringement of a student’s constitutional right to abstain from participating in the school’s daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to school officials at Lutie High School in Theodosia, Missouri, concerning a student who has been reprimanded by a teacher for attempting to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more.

Atheist Group Asks Everyone to Sit Out the Pledge of Allegiance

American Humanist Association launches national awareness campaign to restore “one nation indivisible”

The American Humanist Association launched a national campaign to encourage people to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance until the phrase “under God” is removed from it. Read more.

 

A Selection From The News

An Atheist Group launched a national awareness campaign on Monday to protest the phrase “under God” in the “Pledge of Allegiance”.

 

“The idea that this is some kind of ceremonial deism, that it’s some kind of meaningless thing that doesn’t actually have to refer to anything that is religious, is something that most Americans realize is a sham,” Roy Speckhardt, the executive director of the American Humanist Association, said to TRNS in an interview. Read more.

 

 

This month, the Pledge of Allegiance turns 122 years old—but it has only included the phrase “under God” for half of that time.

 

Fittingly, the American Humanist Association (AHA) has launched a campaign asking Americans of all faiths and beliefs to boycott the Pledge (or “take a stand by sitting down”) until it is restored to its original “under God”-less state. Read more.

 

The American Humanist Association kicked off a national campaign to press people to stop pledging allegiance to the U.S. flag, until the phrase “under God” is removed.

 

“We want everyone to know that the current wording of the pledge discriminates against atheists and others who are good without a god, and we want them to stand up for fairness by sitting down until the pledge is restored to its original, unifying form,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. Read more.