Welcome to Enlighten The Vote
...the place to find "reason"able
We Can Be Heard!
Enlighten The Vote is a non-partisan political action
committee working to get Atheists elected to office.
We endorse and donate to Atheist candidates but we
will also support secularists who agree with us on
our issues and the civil rights of Atheists.
We are dedicated
to what is commonly referred to as "state-church separation"
issues, specifically those concerned with the Establishment
Clause of the First Amendment which states that "Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
We oppose all
governmental programs, violations and special rights
for religious individuals, groups and organizations.
These include private school vouchers, organized prayers
in public venues, the faith-based initiatives and
laws exempting the religious from abiding by federal
and state civil rights, health and safety laws.
Americans are a sizeable voting bloc in America and
together we can make our voting strength work for
us at the polls by electing politicians who support
the First Amendment and the Enlightenment values of
science, critical thinking and reason.
Dr. Wynne LeGrow
Candidate (Democrat) for the 4th District in Virginia.
Dr. LeGrow lost to incumbent Republican and Christian Randy Forbes.
Dr. LeGrow ran openly as an Atheist.
He raised $88,790
EnlightenTheVote gave $1,262
He got 37.64 percent of the votes.
From Wynne LeGrow
November 16, 2010
Dear Ms. Johnson,
I did not have a chance to speak with you during the campaign. I want to thank you and everyone at Enlighten The Vote for your financial assistance. It was greatly appreciated. This was not a good year for Democrats, let alone Democrats running against long-standing incumbent Republicans. Running openly as an atheist probably did not help my chances, but I don't think it significantly hurt them. Of the five incumbent Republicans running in Virginia, four were challenged by Democrats. Although none of the races were close, I received the highest percentage of votes of any of the Democratic challengers. Although many people advised me not to be forthcoming about my lack of belief, I never seriously considered that approach. Only by being honest could I give my best effort. Also I was curious to see what that revelation would stir up. It certainly did cause some interesting discussion. Feel free to share this with everyone at Enlighten The Vote. I hope others will pursue this approach in the future. Again, thank you for your financial help and encouragement.