Friday, August 31, 2012

August Donation - American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

I decided to make my August donation to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The ACLU was formed in 1920, and they have been fighting for human rights for the past 92 years. I donated $150 to the ACLU so they can help women and other underrepresented groups attain justice. I hope that my small donation will make a difference. The following information from the ACLU website describes their purpose:

The American Civil Liberties Union is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.

The ACLU works to ensure that all women, especially the most marginalized, have equal access to employment free from gender discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace, pregnancy and parenting discrimination, and unsafe and unfair work conditions.

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