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Ohio Secular Summit 2013

Monette Richards

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST)

Ohio Secular Summit 2013

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Help bring Secularism back into the Statehouse!


This past campaign season put a big spotlight on Ohio, but for the national offices only. Our state congress members make policy we live by and pass laws that affect our daily lives. It's time to bring the focus back to the state level. It's time to introduce ourselves, as Secularists, to these lawmakers. Recently, the 130th General Assembly was sworn in for their new session. Let's meet with them and talk about what we, as Secularists, expect of them.

February 24th & February 25th

Center For Inquiry Northeast Ohio Presents:


Ohio Secular Summit 2013


Join us for an afternoon of speakers, including:


Gary Daniels, Associate Director of ACLU Ohio, speaking on "Empowering the Individual in the Political Process"

Sarah Moglia, Campus Organizing Communications of Secular Student Alliance speaking on "The Unstoppable Secular Students"

Michael De Dora, Director of Public Policy and Representative to the UN for Center for Inquiry speaking on "Why Secularism is Good for Everyone" 

Kim Welter, Director of Programs and Outreach for Equality Ohio speaking on "How religioius influence affects LGBT"

Meet with your State Congress Members during prescheduled appointments to lobby for laws based on science and reason and not religion.


Attendance is FREE



Important Links:

Find and contact your State Congress Members

Notify us when you have scheduled your appointment.

Book a room at the Holiday Inn


Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, February 24th

Holiday Inn on Capitol Square, Columbus  Ohio

1:00 PM Welcome

1:30 - 6:15 PM Speakers

6:15 PM Closing

Monday, February 25th

Holiday Inn on Capitol Square, Columbus  Ohio

9:00 AM Lobby Day Training - Michael De Dora

Capitol Building, Columbus Ohio

10:00 AM - Meetings with Senators and Representatives

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About CFI-Northeast Ohio

The Mission of the Center for Inquiry

The mission of the Center for Inquiry-NE Ohio is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

MembershipI Support Reason, Science, and Freedom of Inquiry

Join now and become a Friend of the Center! Membership includes free entry into all CFI-NE Ohio regular events, discounts on conferences and other special events, and a CFI window decal. Join today

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Get involved in the discussion on CFI-NE Ohio's Meetup Site!

Lively discussions are occurring on the CFI-NE Ohio Meetup group online each day. Just visit and register as a new member. It's free and it's fun!

Contact Information for 2013 Officers

If you have any questions or comments for your CFI-NE Ohio officers, here is our current listing:

Randy Pelton, President (330) 798-0843
Matt Marshall, VP Marketing (216) 932-3081
Evan Meszaros, Secretary (843) 284-3476
Bill Stalker, Treasurer (330) 467-5241
Mark Tiborsky, Cleveland VP Programming (216) 738-0108
Paul Woodring, Akron-Canton Co-Chair (301) 580-4536
Alan Brett, Akron-Canton Co-Chair (330) 688-6276
Monette Richards, Akron-Canton VP Programming (330) 338-8432
Brent Bowen, Past President (330) 664-0787

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©2013 Center for Inquiry | Northeast Ohio · P.O. Box 2379 · Akron, OH 44309

Have questions about Ohio Secular Summit 2013? Contact Monette Richards

When & Where

Holiday Inn on Capitol Square
175 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST)

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Monette Richards

Monette Richards is the VP of Programming for Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio. She may be contacted by email( or by phone (330-338-8432).

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