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Rita M. Dunaway

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Vice President for Public Policy

Virginia Christian Alliance Inc
8604-B Staples Mill Road
Richmond , Virginia 23228
United States

Company Description: The mission of the VIRGINIA CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE is to promote moral, social and scientific issues we face today from a Biblical point of view. In addition we will...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • JD
  • J.D.
  • B.A. , Political Science
  • B.S. , Journalism
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Board Of Directors, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
Rita Dunaway, JD
Policy Advisor Chairman Virginia Lawyers for Life This email address is being protected from spambots.
Current Events, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
Rita Dunaway VCA Vice President for Public Policy
Rev. Dean B. Nelson, Vice Chairman of Federick Douglas Foundation
Rita Dunaway Takes the Case for Prayer to SCOTUS | Our Nation Under God | Our Nation Under God, 10 Aug 2013 [cached]
Faced with numerous challenges to our freedoms of speech and religion, VFF Deputy Director Rita Dunaway recently went before the Ohio Supreme Court to defend a public school teacher who had been terminated for encouraging his students to carefully examine the evidence for and against theories of evolution and creation. The court has not yet ruled on the case, but you can watch her riveting argument, click here and see the video.
II. Rita Defends Public Prayer in a New Brief to SCOTUS
Now, in responding to yet another one of many attacks on our freedoms of religion and speech, Rita is filing an amicus brief today (Friday) before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of a Town Council in New York that has historically invited members of the clergy to offer an invocation at its monthly meetings. However, a federal court has ruled that such a policy is unconstitutional, and it is that ruling that is now under appeal with the Supreme Court.
A licensed attorney with ten years of experience in defending religious liberty cases, Rita has prepared a truly remarkable brief on this case in her position as Vice President for Public Policy of the Virginia Christian Alliance. She provides some background for us, as follows:
The Supreme Court's decision in this case will affect the cause of religious liberty for generations to come, and Rita has made a compelling argument for why it should reverse the lower court's decision. The Forum is proud to be included on the front page of the brief as a named "Friend of the Court", along with other like-minded groups and VA legislators.
However, we should not expect her to stand alone. While the cause for freedom is priceless, the effort to defend it is not. As one might expect, preparing and filing this complex brief is an enormous and expensive undertaking. Rita has invested heavily of her time, talent, and treasure in researching and developing the brief, along with help from Don Blake, President of the Virginia Christian Alliance - but all on a voluntary basis.
Our gifts, no matter how small, will also help Rita and VCA in their ongoing efforts to engage our culture and our government on these and other important issues. Simply make your checks payable to the Virginia Christian Alliance with a note on the memo line for "Amicus Brief", and send them to the Forum at 3465 Izaak Walton Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 to be passed on to VCA. All gifts are tax-deductible.
As a member of the VCA Board of Directors, and on behalf of Rita and of VCA, I want to thank you in advance for your support.
WHSV | Padilla Follow, 24 Oct 2006 [cached]
Rita Dunaway, the senior legal advisor for the Valley Family Forum, sent a letter to Cargill's attorney.
Dunaway has since released a statement saying, "The Valley Family Forum has been contacted by a number of national legal organizations and Mr. Padilla is considering options along those lines."
The following Op-Ed, written by Forum ..., 15 Sept 2011 [cached]
The following Op-Ed, written by Forum Assistant Director Rita Dunaway, appeared in both the Roanoke Times and the Daily-News Record of Harrisonburg on Sept. 15. Mrs. Dunaway also testified at the Board of Health hearings on Sept. 15, after which the Board approved the new regulations by a vote of 12-1. Laus Deo!
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