CVAAS Blood Drive – National Day of Reason

May 4th, 2017 is the National Day of Reason.  Held yearly on the first Thursday of May, secular organizations around the United States work to raise public awareness about the Constitutional and moral necessity of keeping religion and government separate.

On Saturday, May 6th, the Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics will be celebrating this holiday by donating blood at the Central California Blood Center located on the corner of E Champlain and E Perrin.  Afterward, we will have lunch and discuss current events.  This event starts at 10 am and is open to the public.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  Check out the calendar to find more information, a map, and to RSVP.

Why is the Day of Reason necessary?

The majority of elected and appointed members of all three branches of government in the United States are working toward legislating religious ideology in order to give preferential treatment to religious organizations, restrict scientific inquiry based upon their interpretation of religious texts, introduce biblically founded anti-science education, install divisive religious icons on publicly owned properties like schools and city halls, and to create intrusive laws that restrict or eliminate reproductive services and information.

Many Americans seem concerned about Sharia law that legislates Islamic religious traditions and law.  But the truth is that America has always legislated Christian religious traditions and law.

As part of legislating bible-based laws the United States Congress has mandated the existence of a holiday called, “The National Day of Prayer”.  (36 U.S.C. ยง 119)

To oppose this religious law, CVAAS holds an annual blood drive during the month of May.  Anyone who wishes to participate is encouraged to visit the Central California Blood Center and donate blood.  Just walk in and say you are donating in the name of Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics!

If you would like to help us oppose local government entanglement with religion then join us at one of our events.  Our events are open to the public and we would be glad to meet you.  Or, consider becoming a member so that you can help us steer our organization!