The #AtheistVoter campaign is aimed at candidates who are running in the rapidly approaching midterm elections; however, I see no problem with using it as an opportunity to let our elected officials hear from us whether they are running for re-election or not. In fact, I think it is a great idea for us to remind our elected officials here in Mississippi that they represent significant numbers of atheists, humanists, and other non-religious persons. By making our presence known, we may be more difficult to forget. Over time, it may become clearer that ignoring us and continuing to pander to the religious will cost votes.
“Atheists make up millions of voters in every election but we get little attention from candidates or elected officials,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “It’s time that we make ourselves known–that we be loud about the fact that we vote and about the issues we care about. If candidates want our votes, they are going to have to pay more attention to us.”