Title of Presentation: Lobbying for Secular America
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 4:00 pm
Location: Mission Bay E
Presentation Summary: This talk will discuss the current political situation as it relates to American non-theists and give the Who, What, and Why of lobbying for secular issues. Edwina will explain what pressing issues the Secular Coalition is working on and how everyone can get involved at the local level.
Biography: Edwina Rogers joined the Secular Coalition for America as the executive director in May 2012. She boasts two decades of experience on Capitol Hill as a lobbyist and attorney, including roles as general counsel for several high profile politicians. Rogers has extensive experience as a public policy expert and has worked for two presidents and four senators. In her most recent role as executive director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, she organized a coalition that included major employers, consumer groups, labor unions and health care providers, and successfully implemented the Patient Centered Medical Home model around the country.