Nov 07, 2019“The Trump administration is now 0 for 2 in trying to defend its harmful Denial of Care Rule that puts patients’ lives at risk in the name of ‘religious freedom.’ We hope the federal judges in our cases in California and Maryland will echo the judges in New York and now Washington – that this rule is unlawful, unconstitutional and cannot take effect. Patients should never be denied care based on who they are, who they love or what they believe.”
Nov 06, 2019"We’re thankful Judge Engelmayer blocked President Trump’s dangerous Denial of Care Rule from going into effect. We urge the federal judges reviewing our cases in California and Maryland, as well as the judge in the Washington case, to reach a conclusion as swiftly as possible and send a clear message to the Trump administration that this rule poses an imminent threat to public health,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
Nov 06, 2019“Maine residents should never be forced to support religious education or discrimination,” said Alex J. Luchenitser, associate legal director of Americans United. “Diverting public funds to those uses would violate the religious freedom of taxpayers, parents, and students.”
Nov 01, 2019“This proposed rule marks a new low in the Trump administration’s efforts to license discrimination against religious minorities and LGBTQ people. The rule would directly and gravely harm some of our nation’s most vulnerable people – children in foster care, senior citizens, and youth experiencing homelessness,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “When it comes to discrimination based on religion, the Trump administration is saying it’s OK to ignore the Constitution. It’s never OK and we will continue to fight to uphold our core American value of religious freedom.”
Nov 01, 2019“Televangelist Paula White is unfit to serve in the position of advisor to the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative," said AU President & CEO Rachel Laser. "She has no experience in government or public service and no history of undertaking the kind of interfaith outreach necessary for this role. Instead, she has operated in the shadows to influence public policies that discriminate against women, LGBTQ people and religious minorities, and the nomination of partisan judges who will support those harmful policies."