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Sean Faircloth


Sean Faircloth is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science in the United States, advocating for separation of church and state, and for greater acceptance of nontheistic viewpoints in American life.

Sean, a lawyer, served five terms in the Maine Legislature including appointments on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. In his final term, he was elected majority whip. He successfully spearheaded over 30 laws, including the so-called ‘deadbeat dad’ child support law which was later incorporated into federal law. He had numerous legislative successes in children’s issues and justice system reform.

Faircloth has spoken around the United States regarding the US constitution, children’s policy, obesity policy, and sex crime law.

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