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Protecting Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Happy, thrice happy shall they be pronounced hereafter…who have assisted in protecting the rights of humane nature and establishing an Asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations and religions.George Washington
General Orders, 18 April 1783

Preserving the Integrity of Our Institutions

How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.James Monroe
Speech, Virginia Convention, 10 June 1788

Resisting the Normalization of Intolerance and Discrimination

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.Martin Luther King, Jr.
'Letter from Birmingham, Alabama Jail', 16 April 1963

We Protect:

  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Freedom to Assemble
  • Freedom of Movement
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Privacy Rights
  • Among Other Civil Liberties and Human Rights

We Preserve:

  • Transparent Democratic Elections
  • A Fair and Impartial¬†Judiciary
  • A Free and Independent Press
  • Unpoliticized¬†Science
  • Consumer Protection Agencies
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Independent Government Ethics Watchdogs
  • Non-Partisan Intelligence and Security Agencies
  • Among Other Institutions Necessary for a Healthy Democratic Society

We Resist:

  • Hate Sites with White House Press Credentials
  • White Supremacists with Prominent Administration Roles
  • Systemic Disenfranchisement of Minority Voters
  • Religion-Based Restrictions on Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Among Other Efforts to Elevate Intolerance and Discrimination