Elected officials and government agencies are supposed to be accountable to us as voters. But too often, atheists go unheard or are even prevented from participating in public forums created by the government.
ENGAGE is about ensuring that atheist voices are heard at all levels of government and that your right to speak your mind is protected.
If official government social media accounts are blocking you simply for disagreeing with them or because of your views, that is unconstitutional.
Where to Engage
ENGAGE by using the power of social media to connect with government agencies, elected officials, and other government employees to make your voice heard. Stand up for your rights by talking about your beliefs on official government social media accounts and pages.
Federal, State, or Local Government Agencies
Many agencies or government entities like school boards, school districts, police departments, city councils, state governments, and federal agencies maintain a social media presence.
Share your thoughts and feedback about the actions of these agencies in the comments section of their posts or by responding to their Tweets.
Individual Officials’ Government Accounts
Many politicians such as senators, representatives, governors, mayors, cabinet secretaries, and the president have social media accounts and pages that are managed by staff paid with your tax dollars.
These accounts are generally separate from accounts that are used for campaign purposes and managed by campaign staff who are not paid by taxpayers.
Personal Accounts Used for Official Purposes
Elected officials and government leaders are generally free to maintain their own personal accounts and manage them as they see fit.
However, when they use those accounts primarily for official business, they are creating a limited public forum just like government agencies and “official” pages.
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