Category: Activism

Humanists Celebrate Major Victory for Reproductive Rights

Today I attended the rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in anticipation of the decision on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the most significant abortion case to be decided by the Court since Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. Casey reaffirmed the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, holding that the Constitution guarantees the…
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Reason Rally’s Advocacy Days

Yesterday I participated in the Reason Rally’s Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Secular Coalition for America, the national lobby representing the interests of atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. I met with the staff of Alabama senators Sen. Richard Shelby (R) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) to advocate for the…
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AU blog: Young AU Activists Give Their Time to Many Organizations

Americans United for Separation of Church and State‘s In The Field blog featured a post about my work as a clinic escort volunteer at my local Planned Parenthood health center. Amanda Scott is a member of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Youth Advisory Council, and like many young activists, she volunteers…
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Op-Ed: Murder of Dora teen shows need for LGBT hate crime law in Alabama

The Mobile Press-Register/AL.com published my opinion editorial urging Alabama legislators to amend the state’s hate crime law to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. By Amanda Scott, founder of Mobile Equality (www.mobileequality.org) and Board Member of the ACLU of Alabama Last month a missing Alabama teen was found dead in an illegal dump…
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Featured in Church & State magazine

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a national organization dedicated to protecting the separation of church and state, featured an article about my secular activism in Alabama in the January 2016 issue of Church & State magazine. Bible Belt Activist Deep In The Heart Of Dixie, Amanda Scott Fights For Church-State Separation January…
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Remove Roy Moore Rally in Mobile

On January 9, 2016, my organization Mobile Equality held a rally outside of the Mobile Government Plaza calling on the Alabama Judicial Ethics Commission to remove Alabama Justice Roy Moore from public office. Supporters called for Chief Justice Moore’s removal after he interfered with federal law by ordering Alabama probate judges to enforce the state’s…
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