2012 Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom

Friday, June 8, 2012

Noon – 1 p.m.

U.S. Courthouse, Minneapolis
300 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Attendees: Bishop LeVoir from New Ulm, Minnesota, other community leaders, citizens and MCC staff



Please join with us to Stand Up for Religious Freedom on Friday, June 8 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Courthouse at 300 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

The rally is a public response to threats to religious freedoms and conscience rights, most specifically from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Preventive Services Mandate.” The rally will support healthcare legislation that protects religious liberty, the rights of conscience and does not fund abortion.

The rally, which is being done in conjunction with dozens of others nationwide, aims to raise awareness of the emerging challenges to conscience rights and religious liberty. The prior event, on March 23, featured leaders from diverse faith communities and was attended by more than 2500 people. We hope to make this event a similar success and build momentum for political leaders to reconsider the HHS mandate and similar unwise policies.

Bishop John LeVoir of New Ulm will attend on June 8. He will lead prayer and share some remarks, along with other speakers. The Minnesota Catholic Conference has negotiated a group rate on buses through the First Student bus corporation. Parishes can rent a bus to transport people to and from the federal courthouse in Minneapolis.


Interested in booking a bus for your parish community to attend the event?

Following are details on special transportation rates:

* First Student: 651-631-1755; please ask for Linda in “Charters.”

* Rate: $113.08 for three hours (minimum rental); $27.50 for each additional hour. (Ask for the Rally Rate)

* Timing: People can gather on the plaza at 11:30 a.m. and cleanup begins at 1:30 p.m. MCC recommends at least a four-hour rental. First Student will work out routes and drop-offs.

* Parishes are responsible for the cost of booking a charter. Costs may not be passed onto MCC. Parking is also available in many nearby paid parking ramps.

* If First Student runs out, then contact Monarch bus company.

Questions can be directed to the Minnesota Catholic Conference at 651-227-8777.


June 08, 2012 at 12:00pm - 1pm


U.S. Courthouse, Minneapolis