Richmond Billboard Promotes Godless Rally

For immediate release March 13, 2012

(Richmond, Virginia) – “Celebrate living without God!”

Baltimore Reason Rally Billboard
These words, superimposed over an image of the National Mall in
Washington DC, now appear on a prominent 12 x 40 foot billboard
greeting westbound traffic on I-64 just before the Staples Mill Road
turnoff. The billboard is on the right-hand side.

The ad announces the forthcoming Reason Rally, a celebratory gathering
of atheists, agnostics, humanists and skeptics. The rally features a
lineup of prominent nonreligious speakers and entertainers, including
scientist Richard Dawkins, musician and comedian Tim Minchin,
“Mythbusters” Co-host Adam Savage, magician James Randi, high school
activist Jessica Ahlquist, novelist Taslima Nasrin and the band Bad
Religion. Comedian Paul Provenza will be a master of ceremonies. The
free, public event is the combined effort of all the major national
organizations in the secular movement and will run from 10:00 AM to
6:00 PM, March 24, on the National Mall.

“This will be a glorious gathering of the godless,” said David
Silverman, president of the Reason Rally Coalition. “Thousands of us
will be coming together to celebrate secular values and reason—and
we’re going to have a great time doing it.”

As with any event taking place in Washington DC, there are social and
political angles at play. The Reason Rally website states that the
rally intends to “unify, energize and embolden secular people
nationwide.” Local secular communities are answering the call.

“We’re converging on Washington to take our rightful place at the
table,” added Virginia freethought organizer Shelley Mountjoy. “The
godless won’t be voiceless. And we encourage the millions of
sympathetic Virginians to join us.”

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For a complete list of speakers, visit the Reason Rally website at The Reason Rally can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

High-res billboard images, free for media use:

For more information contact:

Jesse Galef
Publicity Director
Reason Rally Coalition
614-441-9588 x101

Shelley Mountjoy
Richmond media representative