Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) Solicits Letters on Action to Fix Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, introduced by Senators Patty Murray and Mark Udall, and Representatives Louise Slaughter, Diana DeGette, and Jerrold Nadler, would fix the Hobby Lobby decision by enacting language that would prevent for-profit corporations from using religion to selectively comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Silent Vigil to Urge Speaker Howell to Close the Virginia Healthcare Coverage Gap- June 29, Fredericksburg, VA

Sunday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Meet at the parking lot in front of Hard times Café located at 314 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Participants will gather, write messages to speaker Howell, and hear from a victim of the current coverage gap. The group will then march along the Route 1 Bridge to the site where the silent vigil will be held for approximately 15 minutes. Following the vigil, self-selecting participants will march to Speaker Howell’s office to deliver a coffin filled with messages to the Speaker detailing the cost of his opposition.

Arlington Candlelight Vigil to Close Virginia’s Health Care Gap- July 1, Arlington, VA

Tuesday, July 1, 8:30 p.m. (please come 15 minutes earlier to get your candle)
Courthouse Plaza in Arlington, 2100 Clarendon Blvd

Please make your voice heard and join the Arlington House of Delegates delegation, Patrick Hope, Bob Brink and Alfonso Lopez, as well as coalition partners such as Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, Progress Virginia, Young Invincibles, SEIU Virginia, Social Action Linking Together (SALT) and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia this Tuesday evening, July 1st, for a Medicaid Expansion Vigil at 8:30 pm.

Religious Leaders for Tobacco Farm Worker Justice

Now that RAI is meeting with FLOC, we want to call on Reynolds American to work with FLOC to develop a
written agreement establishing a process guaranteeing freedom of association and collective bargaining for
tobacco farm workers in the Reynolds American supply chain. In this way, Reynolds American will affirm the
authentic voices of the tobacco farm workers, address common concerns, identify and work toward eliminating
abuses in the supply chain, and ultimately improve the living and working conditions of these farm workers