Back in March, FFRF asked you to urge Congress to support the Do No Harm Act. This act is meant to curb the abuse that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has let fester. It is being reintroduced today, Sept. 15, by Sen. Cory Booker and co-sponsors.
Please take a moment to contact your two U.S. senators and urge them to co-sponsor the Do No Harm Act.
Meant to protect minority religious beliefs from the domination of the religious majority, RFRA has been a free-for-all that has let people discriminate on behalf of religion. A well-known example of this was when, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively allowed employers and for-profit corporations to deny women workers contraceptive coverage based on religious offense.
The Do No Harm Act will help protect people’s fundamental legal, civil liberties and make certain religious liberty cannot be wielded as a weapon to discriminate.
Read FFRF’s full statement here. Read FFRF’s full statement here.
Please click on the red “Take Action!” link below and follow the prompt provided to contact your senators. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.
As your constituent, I am urging you to support the Do No Harm Act, to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA.) This will stop dangerous religious exemptions from laws guaranteeing fundamental civil and legal rights. RFRA is filled with abuses of religious liberty, which at its core is intended to protect those with minority religious beliefs from the tyranny of the majority. Please support the Do No Harm Act. Thank you for your time.