Takeback Tuesday is Team LRK’s weekly vote of confidence in the future, when I talk about steps our community of readers can make in asserting the good.
My husband Noel was born in what is now Pakistan. He grew up among Muslims, lived in Africa for many years, and had friends of all religious persuasions all over the world. When he first came to the US, it was on a work visa. Later he was given a green card, and eventually became a citizen. People seemed to agree that he enriched his community.
At one time, the father of my two children would have been among those turned back at Immigration under the recent xenophobic Executive Order. That his sort has been allowed to return to their families and homes is due in part to the instantaneous and unflinching work of ACLU lawyers.
The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit organization that since 1920 has fought for individual rights as given by the US Constitution. You may have heard of them in recent weeks. Some of their causes are pretty fringe, but others are central to what we are as Americans. When I talked about having to “outsource our checks-and-balances” back in November? I meant groups like the ACLU.
They need our donations, they need our numbers. I make an automatic monthly donation. I encourage you to do so too, here.