2016 Reason Rally

The season for reason…

On June 4 I attended the 2016 Reason Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Reason Rally Coalition is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to hold large events in celebration of atheist, humanist, and secular identity and to demonstrate the power of the secular voting bloc. The goal of the Reason Rally is to showcase the presence and power of the nonreligious voting bloc, and to demand that reason be put at the forefront of our public and political discourse.

Speakers included Bill Nye, Carolyn Porco, Lawrence Krauss, Penn Gillette, and many others.

It was a fascinating day and an eye-opening experience. I would estimate there to have been on the order of 10,000 people or more in attendance, and most of the interactions I had with other people there were very positive. Curious to see what impact, if any, secular voters en masse will have on the 2016 Election. From my point of view, their voices to be heard now more than ever.

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2 thoughts on “2016 Reason Rally

  1. My daughter, her husband, and their two little girl’s had a wonderful time at the rally. Then they took the girl’s to Camp Quest in Colorado. This is Sara’s 323rd year and she loves it. It was the first year Sophie was old enough to go. She talked of nothing else after DC then camp.
    Maybe someday I can attend. It would be great to meet some great people.

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