A new member, Mark Smith, identifies himself as the founder of the National Atheist Party. Personally, I can't see much power in organizing as a political minority, but all ideas are welcome. What do you think?

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National Atheist Party on Facebook.

Write up in Support Atheism.com

It's a movement and one I'm proud to be a part of. IMO, everything is a minority, but it has to start somewhere. Consider being a part of this historic effort. :)
Wasn't it Bill Maher who pointed out that Athiests are a bigger minority than African Americans? yet Atheists' needs tend not to be recognized by politicians...
We have a bloke here in Melbourne who is doing that - not sure of the details...

http://www.secular.org.au/

http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/links/secular-party-australia

Minorities are typically ignored unless they find a way to be heard, and individuals working alone are simply not heard. An Atheist Party will never be a majority, but the point is that people should know that we exist. Look at the Tea Party -- they are certainly a minority, but they got the Republican party to pay attention to them and have achieved some of their goals.

Just a place in the public consciousness would be better than the way it is now.

the tea party is not a true 'political party', more like a PAC or lobbying group. they piggy backed on the republican party to push through their agendas.
Atheists do not share a political affiliation.  I can't see how this will work.  At least if they made it a secular party rather than an atheist one we might be getting somewhere but, it would still go back to point 1.

http://www.supportatheism.com/2011/atheism/national-atheist-party-s...

 

the link on that page will take you to the facebook nap main page. take a moment to read the charter/platform/faq's to understand the logic behind naming it national atheist party.

Founded
March 2011
About
A U.S. political party formed by atheists, resolved to advance the political ideals of atheists.
Description
The National Atheist Party is a diverse, all inclusive, progressive, secular political movement and a response to the lack of representation for all free thinking people who are legal, law abiding citizens of the United States. We demand emancipation from the religious dogma that has infiltrated our government and has unfairly influenced political decisions and policy making. We are for the PEOPLE..., by the PEOPLE, and therefore incorporate the right to use the power OF the PEOPLE to restore equality to our Democracy using reasonable, rational and non-violent means. "POWER TO THE PEOPLE!"

The National Atheist Party is open to people of all races, sexes and sexual orientations, and cultures. We are committed to a government free of superstition and bias and are guided by principles of equal opportunity, recognition of merit, and economic responsibility. The National Atheist Party does not seek to inhibit the religious practices or beliefs of any group, but is committed to the idea that religious preference is a private matter and has no place in the government or workplace. We support the separation of church and state, and seek to ensure its strictest interpretation.
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Mission
To politically represent U.S. atheists and all who are drawn to our mandate, in a political process that has thus far marginalized and ignored one of the largest and growing segments of the U.S. population.
Maybe we don't see it Ruth, because we're not willing to open our eyes. hmmmm...

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