Pittsburgh Freethought Community
Promoting Science, Reason and Humanist Values
in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Log in

Thomas Paine Day Proclamation Celebration

  • Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U-STNyc2QzOIE2WsmGotcQ

Registration is closed

Under the leadership of Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-Indiana), House Bill 6720 was included in the 2022 Omnibus Package. 

In late December, the package was passed by both the House and Senate. President Biden signed the bill into law on December 27, 2022. The Thomas Paine Memorial Association (TPMA) will now begin working with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (NCMAC) on advancing the project with a goal of unveiling the monument in 2026, which would coincide with the 250-year anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Recognition of this important milestone will make the Sunday, January 29, 2023 Thomas Paine Birthdate Proclamation Celebration Zoom event even more joyous. Below is a description of the event and the link to register.

January 29, 2023

It’s time to celebrate the birth of Thomas Paine! The Zoom celebration will take place on SundayJanuary 292023 at Noon (PST)/3:00 PM (EST). Register at the below link: 


The 2023 Thomas Paine birthdate celebration is sponsored by the Thomas Paine Memorial Association (TPMA), Freedom From Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, Center For Inquiry, and The Freethought Society.

The theme of the 2023 event is “Thomas Paine Birthdate Proclamation Celebration.” TPMA board members will each read a Thomas Paine Day proclamation as an example of how a proclamation can be written to honor the life of our freethought hero. 

© 2019 Pittsburgh Freethought Community, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy


Our Board  |  Donate  |  Site Map   |  Join PFC