America’s mid-term elections are upon us so I thought I would share some talking points from our ACLU talk by Ashley Toruno. Her talk, titled “The Seven Point Plan to Protect Civil Liberties,” is a set of steps for how the ACLU hopes to address the challenges of living in America’s democratic society in today’s political climate.
First, we need government accountability and transparency.
Second, protect immigrants’ rights.
Third, defend reproductive rights.
Fourth, protect first amendment rights.
Fifth, defend LGBTQ rights.
Sixth, defend core civil rights and civil liberties from erosion, which includes protecting voting rights and encouraging independent redistricting.
Seventh, mobilize the American people to vote and take action to protect the umbrella of democracy under which we live and thrive.
She recommended the following resources:
firstname.lastname@example.org to email the ACLU to volunteer
I encourage everyone to exercise your democratic right and vote in every election. Remember the adage, “if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” While that sentiment is not in our constitution, your voice matters, and every vote matters.
Karen Mizner, President of FTFW
This "Message from the President" was included in Volume 1, Issue 11 of the Hoosier Humanist Herald, which was published on 11/6/18 by FTFW.