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Seventh-day Adventist Church State Council

The Seventh-day Adventist Church State Council is a non-profit organization that works through courts, legislatures, and through public education throughout the five state western region of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah to preserve and promote religious freedom.

The Council is an organization of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists based in Westlake Village, California.

Activities include sponsoring legislation, supporting religious liberty in Congress and the five state region, opposing bills that "unduly regulate or restrict religious institutions" and opposing bills that promote specific religious doctrines or practices.

In recent years, The Church State Council has promoted the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Council is opposed to tuition vouchers as a threat to the liberty and independence of religious schools, opposed to proposed amendments that would alter the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, and opposed to government sponsored religious activities in public schools.

The Council operates Freedom's Ring, a 15-minute weekly radio program hosted by attorney Alan J. Reinach which was launched in January 1999. The program is heard on Christian radio stations nationwide. The program covers stories, cases, and legislative initiatives.

The Church State Council is also working on behalf of the Workplace Religious Freedom Act.

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