National Atheist Party
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The National Atheist Party is a political party in the United States, founded in March 2011 by Troy Boyle and Mark Smith. The NAP was founded due to the lack of representation of atheists in the US Congress. The National Atheist Party began on Facebook, where awareness and membership snowballed. Individual state chapters quickly followed. There are now 50 state chapters as well as the District of Columbia.
The National Atheist Party is currently a U.S. non-profit 527 political organization formed by atheists, resolved to advance the political ideals of atheists. The National Atheist Party seeks to uphold the separation of church and state in its strictest interpretation.
Some atheists have expressed concern about organizing atheists, calling a party for atheists akin to "herding cats". Those atheists (and theists) who understand politics realize that religious demographics would make such a party only slightly more viable than the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, not to mention the fact that running as an atheist is already political suicide. The National Atheist Party disagrees since all members are welcome to express their ideas and concerns, and the NAP charter was written by members of the party and voted on by members.