Reason Rally Recap
First I want to say that I think the Reason Rally was a smashing success. It was covered in every major news outlet, as well as hundreds of smaller outlets. I can say quite clearly that it succeeded in all of it’s goals.
On behalf of PA Nonbelievers, “Thank you!” to every single person who went. You helped all of us nonbelievers nationwide stand up in public and reach an official count of at least 25,000 attendees. This number is larger (by a factor of nearly 10!) than any other Atheist rally to date. To put this into perspective, this number is larger than Glenn Beck’s “Tea Party” rally. Some of the unofficial numbers have also indicated that the count could have been as high as 40,000!
Personally, I had a blast, and I hope you all did too. After the rally, I (and several other PAN members – Thank you to them too) went to the American Atheists national convention in Bethesda, MD. It was re-energizing, informative, helpful, and above all, fun!
Now comes the hard part – we all had fun, there’s no doubt about that – but we can’t stop there. There’s a lot more work to do. If you are local to PA Nonbelievers and can find ways to get active, donate or volunteer, we need to keep this up! This is an election year. With everything going on in PA, we can’t stand by and let theists inject religion into our secular government. There are a many issues coming up and lots of events. We need all hands on deck!
Please – Come to our meetings – Come to our booths. And if you can spare it, donate to this organization. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. Keep an eye on our website (http://www.panonbelievers.org), and at the risk of overselling, don’t forget that donating is as easy as filling out the small donation form in the upper right of that page. Our meeting information is here: http://www.panonbelievers.org/about/