Illinois Leads Nationwide Rally Against the HHS Mandate Friday, June 8th

Chicago—The following are details for the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Illinois:

  • WHEN: Friday, June 8, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Central
  • WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams Street, Chicago and in over 150 other cities nationwide
  • WHAT: Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally
  • WHO: Thousands of Citizens opposed to President Obama’s HHS Mandate

Speakers

  • Eric Scheidler, Co-Chairman of the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom and Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League
  • Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago (audio message)
  • Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz, Founding Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Chicago Rabbinical Council
  • Asma Uddin, Legal Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Editor-In-Chief of AltMuslimah.com
  • Elizabeth Kirk, Visiting Scholar, Center for Ethics & Culture at the University of Notre Dame

Why: President Obama’s HHS Mandate, enacted under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, attacks religious freedom by forcing employers, including religious schools and charities, to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, without regard to moral or conscience objections.

Visuals/Audio:

Citizens of all faiths, races and ages holding signs [flags, balloons, etc.]
 
“Surprise” swing band will appear in rally
 
Songs, hymns and prayers for our country and its leaders to restore religious liberty

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