52 Reasons

American Civil Liberties Union

In this week’s episode, we chat with Doug Honig, the Communications Director from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington state. In recent months, we have heard more and more about the ACLU and here at 52 Reasons, we wanted to be sure you got to know them better as well as the most impactful way for you to get involved. Doug and I dive into a deep conversation about the work of the ACLU, why the constitution is their top client and a handful of ways in which you can support the ACLU — and the list is incredibly comprehensive. If you want to just tune into this great list of actions you can take, it kicks off 13 minutes into the podcast. Above all else, Doug challenges listeners to focus on how we can all work together and stay focused on making a difference, while not giving up hope.

“So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.”  ACLU founder Roger Baldwin

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

The ACLU is truly a people’s organization, with more than 2 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide, non-partisan, organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights. This means the ACLU is fighting day in and day out for LGBTQ+ rights, human rights, immigrant rights, religious liberties, mass incarcerations and so many other civil liberties. You can view the comprehensive list of the work the ACLU is involved in at https://www.aclu.org/ and click on issues.

We can’t wait to help connect you to the causes and organizations that matter the most in your neighborhood and across our country.

 

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Ways You Can Act

  1. Take a stand for what you believe in and join the ACLU today! Get a friend to join as well!
  2. Join the ACLU Email Activist Network – you’ll get action alerts via email when bills are going to be voted on at a national/state/local level so you can weigh in on civil liberties related policies.
  3. Hold a house party to support the ACLU – grab their educational materials here and here and share some of the work of the ACLU and talk about the concerns in your community.
  4. Follow the ACLU on Facebook and Twitter and become an online activist.
  5. Don’t just contact your elected officials when things are going well, be sure to thank your elected officials for things you see them doing well!

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