What role will non-religious people play in the 2016 election?

NavarroRivera_profileIt isn’t 2016 yet, but it feels like the upcoming Presidential election is all anyone can talk about.

So what role will the nonreligious play in electing the next president? Nonreligious Americans are underrepresented in the American political system as politicians, candidates, and voters—despite accounting for nearly one-quarter of the adult population. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 at The Grove in New Haven, political scientist Juhem Navarro-Rivera (pictured) will discuss the challenges nonreligious Americans face today and how they can shape the American political landscape in 2016 and beyond.

Juhem Navarro-Rivera is a political scientist based in Washington, D.C. His research on secularism, race, and politics has been featured in the New York TimesThe Washington Post,  and international press such as The Times (London) and Reforma (Mexico City). He sits on the editorial board of Secularism and Nonreligion, the first international journal of secular studies and is an advisory board member of the Yale Humanist Community. Juhem holds a Ph.D in political science from the University of Connecticut.

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  1. That would be interesting to hear. What choices he thinks we have. Looks pretty much like the same as everybody else’s from where I sit. Maybe he is more focused on local activism.

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