Action Alert

Urge Congress to pass the Do No Harm Act today

When it was passed into law nearly 30 years ago, The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was purportedly intended to shield those with minority religious beliefs from the domination of the religious majority. Predictably, however, the Religious Right has hijacked this law as an unfettered license to discriminate on behalf of the majority religion.

We need your help in a national effort to restore true religious freedom. Please take action today to support the Do No Harm Act, a common-sense bill that limits the laws that RFRA applies to in order to ensure that religious liberty cannot be wielded as a weapon to discriminate.

For instance, RFRA would no longer allow believers to be exempt from the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Violence Against Women Act, laws that require employers to provide wages and other compensation, or laws that require coverage for any health care item. The Do No Harm Act, if enacted, could undo the damage caused by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision in 2014. That ruling allows employers and for-profit corporations to deny women workers contraceptive coverage on the basis of religious offense.

Religious freedom is already protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Do No Harm Act will bring us one step closer to restoring true equality, by preventing discrimination in the name of religious belief.

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