Addressing issues such as the Sabbath and religious liberty, James Standish, director of the North American Religious Liberty Association, testified before the U.S. Congress on the need to protect the rights of Sabbathkeepers and other religiously observant workers.
“These are my daughters,” James Standish, legislative affairs director in the General Conference Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, told the February 12 Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee hearing, holding aloft an enlarged photo of his children. “If my daughters grow up and they want to follow the faith of their mother, their two grandmothers, and their four great grandmothers, how are they going to be treated in the workplace? Are they going to be marginalized? Are they going to be harassed? Are they going to be fired when they could easily be accommodated? … The answer to that question is largely in your hands.”