Dear Friend of Religious Freedom:
We will be sending out the alert below and would appreciate it if you would send something to your members as well.
Thank you for your help.
Delegate Bob Marshall
If you object to Obamacare infringing on your religious freedom by requiring you to pay for health insurance which covers birth control, abortion pills (even for ten year olds without parental notice or consent) and sterilization, then please contact the members of the Commerce and Labor Committee (list below) no later than Sunday, January 20, 2013, in support of my religious freedom legislation!
HB 1314 Protects employers from being forced to comply with the HHS mandate.
HB 1315 Protects individuals who buy their own health insurance, from being forced to buy an HHS-mandate compliant policy.
HB 1417 Provides that the Commonwealth of Virginia is not obligated to provide insurance coverage for abortion pills, sterilizations, and contraceptives to its employees.
Commerce & Labor Committee
Chairman Terry Kilgore / 804-698-1001 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Harry Purkey / 804-698-1082 / email@example.com
Delegate Kathy Byron / 804-698-1022 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Lee Ware / 804-698-1065 / email@example.com
Delegate Tim Hugo / 804-698-1040 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Tom Rust / 804-698-1086 / email@example.com
Delegate Danny Marshall / 804-698-1014 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Ben Cline / 804-698-1024 / email@example.com
Delegate Jackson Miller / 804-698-1050 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Don Merricks / 804-698-1016 / email@example.com
Delegate Manoli Loupassi / 804-698-1068 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate John Cosgrove / 804-698-1078 / email@example.com
Delegate Rob Bell / 804-698-1058 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Barbara Comstock / 804-698-1034 / email@example.com
Delegate Gregory Habeeb / 804-698-1008 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Joe Johnson / 804-698-1004 / email@example.com
Delegate Johnny Joannou / 804-698-1079 / none
Delegate Kenny Alexander / 804-698-1089 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Jennifer McClellan / 804-698-1071 / email@example.com
Delegate Jeion Ward / 804-698-1092 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Lynwood Lewis / 804-698-1000 / email@example.com
Delegate Roslyn Tyler / 804-698-1075 / firstname.lastname@example.org
TALKING POINTS FOR CALLS AND EMAILS:
--President Obama’s HHS mandate forces businesses and individuals to provide and purchase contraception, early abortion pills and sterilizations or face fines of $100 per day, or $2000 per year per employee.
--The Founders proclaimed our First Amendment recognizing religious freedom as a natural right. The HHS mandate violates religious liberty.
--Arizona and Missouri already passed laws in 2012 countering the HHS Mandate. Missouri’s legislature overrode their Governor .
--A Dean at Catholic University Law School, and former U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner under Reagan, and another attorney who beat Barack Obama in a First Amendment Case in the U.S. Supreme Court were among those who helped draft the bills.
CEO David Green of Hobby Lobby has 500+ craft stores (4 in Virginia) and 22,000 employees. He faces fines of $1.3 million per day for refusing to comply with the HHS Mandate. Forty-plus lawsuits have been filed to challenge this mandate, yet Congress has not passed a law to defund or stop it. States must step up, in the spirit of the 10th Amendment, to protect its citizens.
Two recent news stories indicate that Republican leaders want to kill “social issue” bills to avoid media controversy, so I need your help more than ever to protect our religious liberty and rights of conscience!
Few people take the time to communicate with their elected representatives at the state level, so your effort will make an impact. Please ask a friend or two to join this effort! If you haven’t already, please sign the petition in support of my legislation here. To learn who represents you, click here.