Project Blitz is a campaign by Christian Nationalists to attack equality and distort religious freedom.
Project Blitz is a coordinated effort by Christian Nationalists to shape state law using a distorted definition of “religious freedom” to undermine LGBTQ equality, attack access to reproductive healthcare, and push a false narrative that the United States was founded as a Christian nation.
In the 2018 alone, more than 70 Project Blitz-related bills—including measures that attack LGBTQ people, undermine access to reproductive healthcare, and attempt to inject religion into public schools—were introduced in state legislatures across the nation.
BlitzWatch is a campaign to monitor, track, and defeat attempts by Christian Nationalists to implement their distorted view of religious freedom.
Issues We’re Tracking
In late 2017, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation released a 116-page legislative guide to implement Project Blitz, which includes 20 model bills. In 2018, over 70 Project Blitz-related bills were introduced in state legislatures around the country. This year their playbook has expanded to 148 pages and we expect even more Blitz-bills to be introduced in states across the nation.
These bills are intended to escalate, allowing the prayer caucuses to achieve “low hanging fruit,” build momentum, and move on to more dangerous bills undermining equality.
The BlitzWatch Coalition
BlitzWatch is a project of a coalition of national civil rights and religious freedom organizations committed to protecting equality for all Americans.
Project Blitz Webinar
Advocates from American Atheists, Public Research Associates, and the Law, Rights & Religion Project at Columbia Law School discuss the activities and tactics of Project Blitz and provide tools to help effectively oppose them.