Like all of you, we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are adapting to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this message will find you well and want to assure you that FFRF is committed to working on your behalf to keep religion out of government and promote freethought. After all, one of FFRF’s purposes is fighting the virus of religion.
To keep employees safe while also maintaining services, FFRF staff are officially working remotely for the foreseeable future. Other measures we’ve taken:
Travel. We have canceled or postponed all travel and events through the spring.
Modified operations and services. Although staff are working remotely, you may still phone the FFRF office at 608-256-8900. Please leave a clear message and call-back number. Your email to [email protected] will continue to be routed to the appropriate staff person.
If you have a complaint about a state/church violation, use the online form at ffrf.org/legal/report. Please be patient about results: Many schools and public services are closed or operating at reduced capacity.
Note: Our online store is closed for the time being.
Keeping our community in touch. In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to maintain a sense of normalcy and community. Production of the Freethought Today newspaper continues on schedule; it also remains an online publication (freethoughttoday.com). We plan to continue producing the weekly Freethought Radio (broadcast and podcast, ffrf.org/radio). “Freethought Matters” TV show will continue to broadcast on Sundays through the end of May and be posted on YouTube (google “Freethought Matters playlist”). Wednesday’s Facebook Live! “Ask an Atheist” may be affected. FFRF’s social media continues, along with press releases and action alerts (check out at ffrf.org/news) and Friday’s Weekly Wrap email.
National events. We are “full steam ahead” on planning FFRF’s 43rd National Convention (ffrf.org/convention2020) in San Antonio, Nov. 13–15. If conditions warrant cancellation, FFRF will refund registration fees in full. Guests may cancel hotel reservations without penalty at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
Office closed to visitors. For obvious reasons, FFRF’s Freethought Hall office in downtown Madison, Wis., is not open until further notice.
We sincerely wish for you to take all precautions to keep yourself, your family and your community safe. Rest assured, that while the theocrats are not stopping their activities during this time, neither will we.