Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Protecting the most vulnerable in our society is the cornerstone of government’s responsibility. True democracy requires equality. Minorities in this country have endured great hardships those in the majority have never had to face. Our country needs to reaffirm its belief in equality by strengthening existing discrimination law. We need legislation to restore full voting rights. We need legislation to protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation. We must remedy the re-segregation of our schools.

We must have courageous representatives who will denounce white supremacy and homophobia without qualification and who will work for liberty and justice for all. This is especially true because our current government is increasingly under the sway of those who would use their power to return us to a time when some were seen as inferior because of things that were beyond their control. Ethnicity, gender identity, country of origin, religion, and sexual orientation should never be used to determine the treatment a person receives at the hands of the government. All Americans deserve full rights and protections under the law. Until this is the case, we have much work to do to make our country a place where all are welcome and encouraged to contribute.