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When the clock strikes 12 p.m. March 23, thousands of Americans in more than 130 U.S. cities will take a stand with one unified voice against Obamacare’s mandatory contraceptive and abortion-inducing drug coverage.

At the “Stand Up For Religious Freedom – Stop the HHS Mandate” rallies across the nation, the crowds will protest the recent contraceptives mandate and publicly voice their demand that the government protect religious liberty and stop forcing religious groups to cover drug-induced abortions.

March 23 is the second anniversary of the passage of Obamacare. The Obama administration has claimed it’s willing to help insurance companies offset the cost of free birth control for women working for religious institutions such as hospitals and colleges. Under the plan, students and workers may obtain contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs from insurance companies without a copay.

However, Eric Scheidler, executive director of Pro Life Action League, told WND he’s not buying the White House’s “compromise.”

“I think what we’re going to see is that these rallies are going to reset the entire issue, because we’ve been told by the mainstream media – who bought all of Barack Obama’s spin – that somehow the concerns of religious people have been addressed, that some kind of a compromise was reached,” Scheidler said. “Compromise, by definition, means you both give something up. Obama didn’t give anything up, and the bishops didn’t get anything at all in return – nor did any of the Christian leaders whose organizations are similarly affected, or even business owners of faith who don’t want to be responsible for facilitating the use of abortion-inducing drugs by their employees.”

Many of the rallies will be held at federal buildings and historic sites. The Philadelphia rally will take place at Independence Hall, and the Freeport rally will be at Debate Square, where one of the original Lincoln-Douglas debates took place.

“While this is a very unified effort headquartered here in Chicago, it is also very much of a grassroots effort,” Scheidler explained. “The local groups have been inviting pastors, priests, bishops, rabbis, physicians, business owners, media and members of Congress to come out and – from their own personal perspectives and experience – to explain why they oppose the HHS mandate and what we need to do to stop it. We’re fighting a tremendous evil. In so doing, we are encountering so much solidarity with people of faith and even people of no faith.”

The rallies will be family friendly and cooperate with local law enforcement. The nonpartisan event welcomes any American who wants to protect religious freedom and take a stand against the contraception mandate. Organizers ask that no particular candidate, party or organization be represented on people’s signs.

“Obviously it’s political,” Scheidler said. “We’re talking about the public policy of a particular politician, Barack Obama, and Kathleen Sebelius and their friends in Congress and the executive branch. Certainly it’s political, but it’s not partisan.”

The movements’ No. 1 goal is to “reignite the controversy and undo the spin that President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius and their spokespeople have put on this thing,” Scheidler explained. “The accommodation was a shell game. It’s all smoke and mirrors. At the end of the day, employers are still being forced under the penalty of draconian fines to provide services that they find offensive to their religious beliefs or their moral beliefs, their natural-law beliefs. You don’t have to be Catholic or Christian or Jewish to believe that taking drugs to induce an early abortion is immoral.”

The more people know about the HHS mandate, he said, the less they support it:

“We should all be horrified by this thing. When the American people hear about this, as they will on Friday, March 23, the rollback is going to start. The HHS mandate is going into the dustbin of history.

The following is a list of rallies that are open to the public:

Alaska

Anchorage
Anchorage Town Square Park
551 W. 6th Avenue (Map)

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Fairbanks
Steese Highway & College Road (Map)

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Kenai
Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road (Map)
Rally Time 4 to 5 p.m.

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Soldotna
The Y Intersection of Sterling and Spur Highways (Map)
Rally Time 4 to 5 p.m.

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Arizona

Phoenix
Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building East Plaza
401 W. Washington Street (Map)

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Tucson
Federal Building
Congress Street and Granada Avenue (Map)

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California

Redding
City Hall
777 Cypress Avenue (Map)

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Los Angeles
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street (Map)
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Murrieta
Sam Hicks Monument Park
41970 Moreno Road (Map)

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Sacramento
Capitol Building Steps (North side on L Street)
1315 10th Street (Map)

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San Diego
San Diego County Administration Building
1600 Pacific Highway San Diego (Map)

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San Francisco
Federal Building
90 Seventh Street (Map)

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Ventura
Ventura Government Center
800 South Victoria Avenue, (Map)

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Colorado

Akron
Federal Courthouse
150 Ash Avenue (Map)

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Denver
West Steps of the State Capitol
200 East Colfax Avenue (Map)

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Connecticut

Hartford
Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building
450 Main Street (Map)

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New Haven
Richard C. Lee U.S. Courthouse
141 Church Street (Map)

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District of Columbia

See Washington, D.C., below

Florida

Fort Lauderdale
Federal Building
299 East Broward Boulevard (Map)
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Jacksonville
Federal Courthouse
300 North Hogan Street (Map)

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Miami
Park across from Claude Pepper Federal Building
1st Avenue and Flager Street (Map)

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Ocala
Federal Courthouse
205 Northwest 2nd Street (Map)

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Orlando
U.S. Courthouse
401 West Central Boulevard (Map)

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Pensacola
Winston E. Arnow Federal Building
100 Palafox Street (Map)

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Sarasota
Sarasota Bay Front
Bayfront Drive and Gulfstream Avenue
Under the “Surrender” statue (Map)

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St. Petersburg
4th St. N and 22nd Ave. N (Map)

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Stuart
Roosevelt Bridge (Map)
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Georgia

Athens
R. G. Stephens Jr. Federal Building
355 Hancock Avenue (Map)

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Atlanta
Georgia Capital Building
206 Washington Street Southwest (Map)

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Hawaii

Honolulu
Prince Kuhio Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Blvd (Map)

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Idaho

Boise
US District Courthouse
550 W Fort Street (Map)

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Illinois

Chicago
Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams Street (Map)

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Freeport
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
114 E. Douglas Street (Parking Locations)

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Peoria
Peoria Courthouse
324 Main Street (Map)

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Rockford
Holy Family Parish
4401 Highcrest Road (Map)
Mass preceding Rally at 11 a.m.

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Sterling
Grandon Civic Center
310 E. Park Avenue (Map)
Mass at 11 a.m. Prior to Rally

Indiana

Evansville
Federal Building
101 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (Map)

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Fort Wayne
Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street (Map)

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Indianapolis
Indiana State Capitol
200 W. Washington Street (Map)

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Muncie
County Building
100 W. Main Street

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South Bend
Jon R. Hunt Plaza
211 N. Michigan Street (Map)

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Valparaiso
Valparaiso County Courthouse
16 W Lincolnway (Map)

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Iowa

Davenport
U.S. Courthouse
131 E. 4th Street (Map)

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Kansas

Kansas City
U.S. District Courthouse
500 State Avenue (Map)

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Wichita
U.S. District Courthouse
401 N. Market Street (Map)

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Louisiana

Baton Rouge
Louisiana State Capitol
900 North Third Street (Map)

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New Orleans
Federal Courthouse
500 Camp Street (Map)

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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)

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Maine

Portland
U.S. District Courthouse
156 Federal Street (Map)

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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

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Bel Air
Rally Location TBD

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Ellicott City
Office of US Rep. Elijah Cummings
8267 Main Street (Map)

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Germantown
Montgomery County Office Building
Middlebrook Road and Germantown Road (Map)

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Massachusetts

Boston
Boston Common (Map)

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Michigan

Ann Arbor
Federal Building
200 E.Liberty Street (Map)

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Detroit
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue (Map)

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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)
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Grand Rapids
Calder Square
300 Ottawa Avenue NW (Map)

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Howell
Howell Courthouse
200 East Grand River Avenue (Map)

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Kalamazoo
Bronson Park
200 South Rose St (Map)

Kalamazoo Rally Website

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Saginaw
Rally Location TBD

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Traverse City
The Open Space
Grandview Parkway and Union Street (Map)

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Minnesota

Duluth
Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building
515 West 1st Street (Map)

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St. Cloud
Start at St Mary’s Cathedral at the corner of 8th Ave and 1st Street
Process to Senator Al Franken’s Office
916 West St Germain Street (Map)

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Twin Cities
Warren E. Burger Federal Building
316 North Robert Street, St. Paul (Map)

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Mississippi

Jackson
United States Courthouse
501 Court Street (Map)
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Missouri

Jefferson City
State Capitol
201 West Capitol Avenue (Map)
Alternate date: Rally being held March 27

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Kansas City
U.S. District Courthouse
500 State Avenue (Map)

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St. Louis
Office of Senator Claire McCaskill
5850 Delmar Boulevard (Map)

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You are also encouraged to join the Jefferson City Rally March 27

Nebraska

Lincoln
U.S. District Court
100 Centennial Mall North (Map)

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Omaha
U.S. District Court
111 South 18th Plaza (Map)

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Nevada

Las Vegas
Federal Building
333 Las vegas Blvd (Map)
Alternate Start Time: Rally being held 6 p.m.

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Reno
Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
400 South Virginia Street (Map)

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New Hampshire

Concord
Federal Building
55 Pleasant Street (Map)

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New Jersey

Trenton
State Capital
125 W. State Street (Map)

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New Mexico

Albuquerque
Federal Courthouse
333 Lomas Boulevard NW (Map)

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New York

Bayside
Office of Representative Gary Ackerman
218-14 Northern Boulevard (Map)

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Buffalo
Senator Charles Schumer’s Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue (Map)

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Garden City
Office of Representative Carolyn McCarthy
300 Garden City Plaza (Map)

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Goshen
Orange County Government Center
255 Main Street (Map)

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Hauppauge
Office of Representative Steve Israel
150 Motor Pkwy (Map)

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Melville
Office of Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand
145 Pinelawn Road (Map)

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New York City
Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street (Map)

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Norwich
Courthouse
West Park Place (Map)

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Patchogue
Office of Representative Tim Bishop
31 Oak Street (Map)

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Rochester
Federal Building
100 State Street (Map)

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Southampton
Office of Representative Tim Bishop
137 Hampton Road (Map)

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North Carolina

Charlotte
U.S. Courthouse
401 W. Trade Street (Map)
RSVP the Charlotte rally on Facebook

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Marion
McDowell County Courthouse
10 East Court Street (Map)

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Winston-Salem
Hiram H. Ward Federal Building
251 North Main Street (Map)
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North Dakota

Bismarck
North Dakota State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Avenue (Map)

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Ohio

Cincinnati
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
325 West 8th Street (Map)
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Cleveland
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E 9th Street (Map)
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Columbus
John W. Bricker Federal Building
200 North High Street (Map)
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Dayton
Historic Old Court House Square
Third and Main Street (Map)

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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).

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Oklahoma

Tulsa
Lafortune Park
5801 South Yale Avenue (Map)
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Oregon

Eugene
Federal Courthouse
405 East 8th Avenue (Map)

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Portland
U.S. Courthouse
1000 S.W. Third Avenue (Map)
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Portland rally at Freedom Connector
Donate to the Portland Rally through Fundly
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Pennsylvania

Allentown
US Federal Building
504 W. Hamilton Street (Map)

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Erie
Federal Courthouse
17 North Park Row (Map)

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Harrisburg
Capitol Building
3rd Street and State Street (Map)

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Philadelphia
Independence Hall
520 Chestnut Street (Map)
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Find the Philadelphia Rally on Facebook

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Pittsburgh
Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue (Map)
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Reading
Madison Building
400 Washington Street (Map)

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Scranton
Wiliam J. Nealon Federal Building
235 N. Washington Avenue, (Map)

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Williamsport
Federal Building
240 West 3rd Street (Map)

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Rhode Island

Providence
Burnside Park
Washington and Exchange Streets (Map)

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South Carolina

Charleston
Immaculate Conception Church
510 St. James Avenue (Map)

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Greenville
Greenville County Square
Corner of Church Street and University Ridge (Map)

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South Dakota

Pierre
Federal Building
225 S Pierre Street (Map)

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Rapid City
Federal Courthouse
515 9th Street (Map)

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Tennessee

Nashville
State Capital
600 Charlotte Avenue (Map)
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Texas

Austin
Capital Building
1100 Congress Avenue (Map)

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Bryan
Haswell Park
1142 E. William Joel Bryan Parkway (Map)

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Corpus Christi
Federal Courthouse
1133 North Shoreline Boulevard (Map)

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Dallas
City Hall
1500 Marilla Street (Map)
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Del Rio
Greenwood Park
Las Vacas Street and Grimer Street (Map)

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El Paso
San Jacinto Plaza
336 North Oregon Street (Map)

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Fort Worth
Fritz G Lanham Federal Building
819 Taylor Street (Map)

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Houston
Tranquility Park across from the Federal Building
400 Rusk Street (Map)
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New Braunfels
Main Plaza (Map)

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San Antonio
Downtown Main Plaza
115 South Main Plaza (Map)
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Uvalde
City Square
U.S. 83 and U.S. 90 (Map)

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Utah

Salt Lake City
Matheson Courthouse
450 S. State Street (Map)

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Virginia

Charlottesville
U.S. Court of Appeals
255 W. Main Street (Map)

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Front Royal
Warren County Courthouse
One East Main Street (Map)

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Norfolk
Commercial Park
415 E. Plume Street (Map)

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Roanoke
Federal Building
210 Franklin Road SW (Map)

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Washington

Tacoma
Tollefson Plaza
Pacific Avenue and S. 17th Street (Map)
Rally Website

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Seattle
U.S. District Court
700 Stewart Street (Map)
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Seattle Rally Website

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Spokane
Foley Federal Building
920 W. Riverside (Map)

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Walla Walla
Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers
29 South Palouse Street (Map)

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Washington, D.C.

Washington
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue Southwest (Map)

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Wisconsin

Green Bay
Brown County Courthouse Rotunda
100 South Jefferson Street (Map)

Madison
U.S. District Courthouse
120 N. Henry Street (Map)

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Milwaukee
Federal Building
310 West Wisconsin Avenue (Map)

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