Americans United - Greater Los Angeles works for church-state separation in a variety of venues. We are active in the courts and in Congress and the state legislatures, and we organize at the local level.
AU chapters do not file lawsuits. But we do report apparent Constitutional church-state violations to our national office, who urge public officials to comply with the mandates of the US and California Constitutions, and file lawsuits when necessary. Find out more about our legal work, and let us know if you learn of church-state violations.
While our national office defends religious liberty in Congress, we defend religious liberty in the California State legislature, in the counties of Los Angeles and Ventura, and in their respective cities. We provide expert testimony about state and local bills, and we encourage all citizens to contact our representatives when church-state principles are at stake.
Grassroots activism is essential. We engage the religious community, host educational and advocacy events, write letters and emails and make phone calls to legislative and community leaders, work with students, and join forces with aligned groups.
Houses of worship are free to address religious, moral and public issues, but they may not endorse candidates for public office. Religion and partisan politics should not mix.