The mid-term congressional election is less than two months away and some observers wonder whether the event will be all about nothing.
July 05--WARWICK, R.I. -- About 65 protesters stood along Bald Hill Road in front of Hobby Lobby Saturday morning urging passersby to boycott the retailer for its refusal to provide insurance coverage for it employees for certain types of birth control.
The group, organized by the Humanists of Rhode Island, included representatives of the National Organization of Women (NOW).
Among those who stopped by to show their support were U.S. Rep. David Cicilline , D-R.I., and two of the Democrats running for governor: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and political newcomer Clay Pell and his wife, Michelle Kwan. State Rep. Frank Ferri, who is running for lieutenant governor, issued an earlier statement of support for the protest and was expected to stop by later.
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