What's New at AU
and AU-OC?

From left to right: Mary Tromp - AU-OC Treasurer,  
Jeremy Cohen - AU-OC Secretary, Rachel Laser - AU President and CEO,
Rhett Kuseski - AU-OC Vice President,  Steph Campbell - AU-OC President

AU-OC  Board Visits Rachel Laser
In Pasadena

Interfaith Panel discussion on Christian Nationalism

Four members from the AU-OC Board car pooled up to Pasadena to see AU President and CEO Rachel Laser in action for Christian Nationalism: American Democracy's Looming Threat, an Interfaith Panel discussion on Christian Nationalism.  

The separation of church and state allows us to come together, despite our differences, to forge a stronger democracy. It protects freedom and equality for all. But emboldened Christian Nationalists have launched a frenzied assault on this foundational principle in their crusade to force everyone to live by their beliefs.

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 23, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. PT at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena for a timely discussion about why the looming threat of Christian Nationalism means that it has never been more crucial to uphold church-state separation and protect our democracy.

Actor & Activist Bradley Whitford will moderate “Christian Nationalism: American Democracy’s Looming Threat,” a discussion that will feature a stellar panel, including: 

AU’s swag store is now open!


Americans United is excited to announce the opening of our brand-new swag store!  Purchase all your AU-branded items at go.au.org/storeAU merch, all in one place.

Show off your church-state separation pride with custom AU sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, water bottles and more!

There are several products with our logo and tagline available now and we’ll be adding even more items and new designs in the future.  Is there anything that you’d like us to consider adding to the store?  We welcome your feedback!


Disclaimer: Every item you purchase and show off to the community helps get the word out about our work! Items are intentionally priced to only cover our costs (no profit) in order to keep items affordable to all our members. Thank you!

GREAT NEWS!  This has passed.  End of Life Option Act, Support Senate Bill 380 (SB 380)

We need your support to keep and improve the California End of Life Option Act. Help us by endorsing the bill as an individual or as an organization, forward to others to do the same, and/or send a message to your state representatives.  All links below (Copy/Paste as needed).  

The purpose of the law is to allow those with a terminal illness the choice to have a peaceful death at home with loved ones, to have their pain and discomfort managed, and to have their spiritual needs and values respected.

Senate Bill 380 Bill Summary (End of Life Option Act)

https://compassionandchoices.org/in-your-state/california/senate-bill-380-bill-summary/

I support keeping and improving the End of Life Option Act (Individual Endorsement)

https://join.compassionandchoices.org/a/i-support-removing-barriers-end-life-option-act

SB 380: Keeping and Improving the End of Life Option Act Organizational Endorsement Form (Organization Endorsement)

https://join.compassionandchoices.org/a/sb-380-keeping-and-improving-end-life-option-act-endorsement-form

Take Action: Keep and Improve the End of Life Option Act (Legislator email)

https://join.compassionandchoices.org/a/%20take-action-reauthorize-and-improve-end-life-option-act