RCRC Announces New Board Chair

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2021   RCRC Announces the Election of Bishop John Selders as Chair of the Board of Directors   (Washington, DC) – Statement by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC): The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice today announced…

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RCRC Statement 2020 Election Victory for Biden

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2020   RCRC Celebrates Win for Broader Progressive Movement and Turns an Eye Toward the Future   (Washington, DC) – Statement by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) on Joe Biden’s victory over incumbent Donald Trump in 2020 Election:   The country has…

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RCRC Joins Sexual Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Partner Statement on SCOTUS Vacancy

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 25, 2020 Media Contact: Racine Tucker-Hamilton, 301-922-8417, racine@blackrj.org Planned Parenthood Media Office; 212-261-4433; media.office@ppfa.org   Sexual Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Partner Statement on SCOTUS Vacancy Justice Ginsburg was a tireless guardian of the Constitution, an outspoken protector of equality under the law and a lifelong advocate for fairness and justice. As leaders of the…

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RCRC Statement on Allegations of Forced Sterilization on Immigrants at ICE Detention Centers

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2020   RCRC Decries Forced Sterilization on Immigrants at ICE Detention Centers and the U.S.’s History of Reproductive Oppression of BIPOC   (Washington, DC) – Statement by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC): The recent account of alleged forced…

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RCRC Backs ‘First Priorities’ — a Punch List of Reproductive Freedom Action Items for an Incoming Administration

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220   The Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Releases First Priorities for an Incoming Administration   Today, the Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice released First Priorities, a detailed punch list of executive and agency actions for the…

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RCRC Announces Rev. Katey Zeh as CEO

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220   RCRC ANNOUNCES UPDATE IN LEADERSHIP Rev. Katey Zeh Appointed as Permanent CEO   The Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) has unanimously decided to name Rev. Katey Zeh as RCRC’s permanent Chief Executive Officer.  Since March 2019, Rev.…

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RCRC Statement on Supreme Court Decision Granting Employers Religious Exemptions From Contraceptive Coverage

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2020   SPIRITUAL LEADERS AND PEOPLE OF FAITH CONDEMN SUPREME COURT’S DECISION TO ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO WITHHOLD CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE   (Washington, D.C.) – Statement by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump…

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RCRC Statement on Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Anti-Abortion Louisiana Law

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Communications and Outreach press@rcrc.org 202.403.2220 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 29, 2020     SPIRITUAL LEADERS AND PEOPLE OF FAITH HERALD DECISION BY SUPREME COURT STRIKING DOWN LOUISIANA LAW DESIGNED TO TAKE AWAY ACCESS TO ABORTION RCRC emphasizes that God loves people who seek abortion and that our faith compels…

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RCRC Sign-On Letter Asking Trump Administration to Lift Ban on Fetal Tissue Research for COVID-19 Vaccine

June 12, 2020   President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Secretary Alex M. Azar The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dr. Francis Collins National Institutes of Health 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda, Maryland 20892   Dear President Trump, Secretary…

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RCRC Hosts National Virtual Blessing for Abortion Clinic Providers and Staff

Contact: Melanie Bui Larsen Director of Comms & Outreach press@rcrc.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MaY 19, 2020   FAITH LEADERS FROM ACROSS COUNTRY TO HOST BLESSING CEREMONY FOR ABORTION CLINIC PROVIDERS AND STAFF  Ceremony to Bless and Affirm Reproductive Care During COVID-19 Pandemic   Washington, D.C. – The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), a leading interfaith national…

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RCRC Launches New Joint Initiative to Sustain Community in Troubled Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020   Contact: Rev. Katey Zeh | RCRC, Interim CEO | press@rcrc.org Jocelyn Foye | The Womxn Project, Co-Director | jsfoye@gmail.com Karla Gonzales Garcia | COLOR, Policy Director | karla@colorlatina.org Aimee Thorne Thomsen | SisterSong, Interim Executive Director | aimee@sistersong.net   NEW INITIATIVE LAUNCHES TO SUSTAIN COMMUNITY IN TROUBLED TIMES Advocates come together to help…

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RCRC HAILS FAMILY PLANNING PROVIDERS’ RESISTANCE TO NEW TITLE X RESTRICTIONS ROOTED IN CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANITY

Contact: Mollie Katz mkatz@rcrc.org 202-628-9058     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2019     RCRC HAILS FAMILY PLANNING PROVIDERS’ RESISTANCE TO NEW TITLE X RESTRICTIONS ROOTED IN CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANITY   Family planning providers that receive federal funding under the Title X program — including Planned Parenthood health centers — have announced they will defy…

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RCRC Announces New Leader

Contact: Mollie Katz press@rcrc.org 202-527-9058   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2019   RCRC MAKES CHANGE IN EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Rev. Katey Zeh Named Interim Executive Director   The Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) has made a leadership change in the day-to-day management of the organization, moving from three executive…

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