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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nationwide Rally - STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM - This Friday at Noon

Please join Sunlit Uplands this Friday in standing up for religious freedom in America before it is too late.


The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”

Thousands of Americans of all faiths will be participating in these peaceful rallies, organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to oppose the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.

Religious leaders and other public figures will speak out against the HHS Mandate at each Rally site. Holding signs reading “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” and “Stop the HHS Mandate,” participants will offer hymns and prayers for our nation and pass out literature to the public about why the HHS Mandate is unconstitutional and un-American.

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom will be a peaceful, family-friendly, non-partisan, ecumenical event. For more information, please see the Rally Guidelines and Protocols, below.

If you don’t see a city near you listed below and would like to volunteer to organize a Rally for Religious Freedom, please contact the Rally Team for more information.

Cities and Towns Participating in the Rally

 Organized alphabetically by state

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Alabama

Birmingham
Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse
1729 Fifth Avenue North (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Birmingham rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain

Alaska

Anchorage
Anchorage Town Square Park
551 W. 6th Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Fairbanks
Steese Highway & College Road (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Kenai
Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Arizona

Phoenix
Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building East Plaza
401 W. Washington Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Tucson
Federal Building
Congress Street and Granada Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

California

Redding
City Hall
777 Cypress Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Los Angeles
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Los Angeles rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Murrieta
Sam Hicks Monument Park
41970 Moreno Road (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Sacramento
Capitol Building Steps (North side on L Street)
1315 10th Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
San Diego
San Diego County Administration Building
1600 Pacific Highway San Diego (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
San Francisco
Federal Building
90 7th Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Ventura
Ventura Government Center
800 South Victoria Avenue, (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Colorado

Akron
Federal Courthouse
150 Ash Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Connecticut

Hartford
Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building
450 Main Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
New Haven
Richard C. Lee U.S. Courthouse
141 Church Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

District of Columbia

See Washington, D.C., below

Florida

Fort Lauderdale
Federal Building
299 East Broward Boulevard (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Fort Lauderdale rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Jacksonville
Federal Courthouse
300 North Hogan Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.
Miami
Park across from Claude Pepper Federal Building
1st Avenue and Flager Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Ocala
Federal Courthouse
205 Northwest 2nd Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Orlando
U.S. Courthouse
401 West Central Boulevard (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Orlando rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Pensacola
Winston E. Arnow Federal Building
100 Palafox Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Sarasota
Sarasota Bay Front
Bayfront Drive and Gulfstream Avenue
Under the “Surrender” statue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
St. Petersburg
4th St. N and 22nd Ave. N (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Tampa
Note: Plans for a separate Tampa Rally were not able to be effected. Tampa residents are encouraged to cross the Bay and join the St. Petersburg Rally

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Georgia

Athens
R. G. Stephens Jr. Federal Building
355 Hancock Avenue (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Athens rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Atlanta
Georgia Capital Building
206 Washington Street Southwest (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Hawaii

Honolulu
Prince Kuhio Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Blvd (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Idaho

Boise














US District Courthouse
550 W Fort Street (Map)

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Illinois

Chicago
Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Chicago rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Freeport
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
114 E. Douglas Street (Parking Locations)
E-mail the Rally Leader
Peoria
Peoria Courthouse
324 Main Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Leader
Rockford
Holy Family Parish
4401 Highcrest Road (Map)
Mass preceding Rally at 11 a.m.
E-mail the Rally Captain
Sterling
Grandon Civic Center
310 E. Park Avenue (Map)
Mass at 11 a.m. Prior to Rally

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Indiana

Evansville
Federal Building
101 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Fort Wayne
Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Indianapolis
Indiana State Capitol
200 W. Washington Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Muncie
County Building
100 W. Main Street ()
E-mail the Rally Captain
South Bend
Jon R. Hunt Plaza
211 N. Michigan Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Valparaiso
Valparaiso County Courthouse
16 W Lincolnway (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Iowa

Davenport
U.S. Courthouse
131 E. 4th Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Kansas

Kansas City
U.S. District Courthouse
500 State Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Wichita
U.S. District Courthouse
401 N. Market Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Louisiana

Baton Rouge
Louisiana State Capitol
900 North Third Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
New Orleans
Federal Courthouse
500 Camp Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Kentucky

Lexington
Phoenix Park
Corner of South Limestone Street and West Main Street (Map)
Lexington Rally Website
Owensboro
Moreland Park
West Parish Avenue and Hickman Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Maine

Portland
U.S. District Courthouse
156 Federal Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Portland rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Maryland

Baltimore
Fallon Federal Building
31 Hopkins Place (Map)
Download the Rally Flyer [PDF]
Rally Captain Jack Ames Phone: 410-337-3721 or 410-961-2008
E-mail the Rally Captain
Bel Air
Rally Location TBD
E-mail the Rally Captain
Ellicott City
Office of US Rep. Elijah Cummings
8267 Main Street (Map)
Email the Rally Captain
Germantown
Montgomery County Office Building
Middlebrook Road and Germantown Road (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Massachusetts

Boston














Note: The Boston Rally has been suspended pending enlistment of a local Rally Captain. Please contact the Rally Team immediately if you are willing to take on this important job.

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Michigan

Ann Arbor
Federal Building
200 E.Liberty Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Ann Arbor rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Detroit
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Detroit rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Flint
Start at: St. Matthew Church
706 Beach Street (Map)
End: Federal Building
600 Church Street (Map)
Parking available in garage at 2nd St and Beach St (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Flint rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Grand Rapids
Calder Square
300 Ottawa Avenue NW (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Howell
Howell Courthouse
200 East Grand River Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Kalamazoo
Bronson Park
200 South Rose St (Map)
Kalamazoo Rally Website
E-mail the Rally Captain
Saginaw
Rally Location TBD
E-mail the Rally Captain
Traverse City
The Open Space
Grandview Parkway and Union Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Minnesota

Duluth
Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building
515 West 1st Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
St. Cloud
Start at St Mary’s Cathedral at the corner of 8th Ave and 1st Street
Senator Al Franken’s Office
916 West St Germain Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Twin Cities
Warren E. Burger Federal Building
316 North Robert Street, St. Paul (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Mississippi

Jackson
United States Courthouse
501 Court Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Jackson Rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Missouri

Jefferson City
State Capitol
201 West Capitol Avenue (Map)
Alternate date: Rally being held March 27
E-mail the Rally Captain
Kansas City
U.S. District Courthouse
500 State Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
St. Louis
No Rally in St Louis. Join the Jefferson City Rally March 27!

Nebraska

Lincoln
U.S. District Court
100 Centennial Mall North (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Omaha
U.S. District Court
111 South 18th Plaza (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Nevada

Reno
Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
400 South Virginia Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

New Hampshire

Concord
Federal Building
55 Pleasant Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

New Jersey

Trenton
State Capital
125 W. State Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

New Mexico

Albuquerque
Federal Courthouse
333 Lomas Boulevard NW (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

New York

Bayside
Office of Representative Gary Ackerman
218-14 Northern Boulevard (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Buffalo
Senator Charles Schumer’s Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Buffalo Rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Garden City
Office of Representative Carolyn McCarthy
300 Garden City Plaza (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Goshen
Orange County Government Center
255 Main Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Hauppauge
Office of Representative Steve Israel
150 Motor Pkwy (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Melville
Office of Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand
145 Pinelawn Road (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
New York City
Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Norwich
Courthouse
West Park Place (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Patchogue
Office of Representative Tim Bishop
31 Oak Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Rochester
Federal Building
100 State Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Southampton
Office of Representative Tim Bishop
137 Hampton Road (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

North Carolina

Charlotte
U.S. Courthouse
401 W. Trade Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Charlotte rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Marion
McDowell County Courthouse
10 East Court Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Winston-Salem
Hiram H. Ward Federal Building
251 North Main Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Winston-Salem rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain

North Dakota

Bismarck
North Dakota State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Ohio

Cincinnati
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
325 West 8th Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Cincinnati rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Cleveland
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E 9th Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Cleveland rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Columbus
John W. Bricker Federal Building
200 North High Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Columbus rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Dayton
Historic Old Court House Square
Third and Main Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Toledo
Lucas County Courthouse
700 Adams Street (Map)
Downtown Parking Map
Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Bishop Blair at St. Francis Chapel, Superior and Cherry Streets (Map).
E-mail the Rally Captain

Oklahoma

Tulsa
Lafortune Park
5801 South Yale Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Oregon

Eugene
Federal Courthouse
405 East 8th Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Portland
U.S. Courthouse
1000 S.W. Third Avenue (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Portland Rally on Facebook
Freedom ConnectPortland rally at Freedom Connector
FundlyDonate to the Portland Rally through Fundly
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Pennsylvania

Allentown
US Federal Building
504 W. Hamilton Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Harrisburg
Capitol Building
3rd Street and State Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Philadelphia
Independence Hall
520 Chestnut Street (Map)
RSVP the Philadelphia Rally on Eventbrite
FacebookFind the Philadelphia Rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Pittsburgh
Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Pittsburgh Rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Reading
Madison Building
400 Washington Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Scranton
Wiliam J. Nealon Federal Building
235 N. Washington Avenue, (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Williamsport
Federal Building
240 West 3rd Street (Map)
Email the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Rhode Island

Providence
U.S. District Court
2 Exchange Terrace (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

South Carolina

Charleston
Immaculate Conception Church
510 St. James Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Greenville
Greenville County Square
Corner of Church Street and University Ridge (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

South Dakota

Pierre
Federal Building
225 S Pierre Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Rapid City
Federal Courthouse
515 9th Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Tennessee

Nashville
State Capital
600 Charlotte Avenue (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Nashville Rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Texas

Austin
Capital Building
1100 Congress Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Bryan
Haswell Park
1142 E. William Joel Bryan Parkway (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Corpus Christi
Federal Courthouse
1133 North Shoreline Boulevard (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Dallas
City Hall
1500 Marilla Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Dallas rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
El Paso
San Jacinto Plaza
336 North Oregon Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Fort Worth
Fritz G Lanham Federal Building
819 Taylor Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Houston
Tranquility Park across from the Federal Building
400 Rusk Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Houston rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
New Braunfels
Main Plaza (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
San Antonio
Downtown Main Plaza
115 South Main Plaza (Map)
FacebookRSVP the San Antonio rally on Facebook
E-mail the Rally Captain
Uvalde
City Square
U.S. 83 and U.S. 90 (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Utah

Salt Lake City
Matheson Courthouse
450 S. State Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Virginia

Charlottesville
U.S. Court of Appeals
255 W. Main Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Front Royal
Warren County Courthouse
One East Main Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Norfolk
Commercial Park
415 E. Plume Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Roanoke
Federal Building
210 Franklin Road SW (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Washington

Tacoma
Tollefson Plaza
Pacific Avenue and S. 17th Street (Map)
Rally Website
E-mail the Rally Captain
Seattle
U.S. District Court
700 Stewart Street (Map)
FacebookRSVP the Seattle rally on Facebook
Seattle Rally Website
E-mail the Rally Captain
Spokane
Foley Federal Building
920 W. Riverside (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Walla Walla
Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers
29 South Palouse Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Washington, D.C.

Washington
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue Southwest (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Please Note

  • All rallies start at noon local time, Friday March 23, unless otherwise noted.
  • Signs will be provided.
  • It is not necessary to RSVP.

Wisconsin

Madison
U.S. District Courthouse
120 N. Henry Street (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
Milwaukee
Federal Building
310 West Wisconsin Avenue (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain

Rally Guidelines and Protocols

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom welcomes all participants, of whatever religious persuasion—and even those of no religious faith—who are united by support for and desire to protect the United States Constitution’s First Amendment right of religious liberty currently under attack by the HHS Mandate.

It is not the purpose of these Rallies to promote or advocate for any political party or political movement. Thus Rally participants are asked to not bring political party or candidate signage to the rallies or distribute such literature.

All those who attend are expected to comport themselves peacefully at all times while asserting their Constitutional right to freedom of assembly. 

Families, even those with small children, should feel at home and comfortable attending this Rally. 

If opposition protests are conducted, Rally participants will not engage counter demonstrators or hecklers with loud verbal argumentation, name-calling or derogatory remarks, nor will such opponents be physically engaged in any way. 

Any interference with Rally participants’ rights to freedom of speech and assembly will be referred to police authorities by local Rally leaders.

If Rally participants are approached by media for comment, they should refer reporters and journalists to local rally coordinators for an interview. 

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