Defending Rights & Dissent joins people around the world in expressing our outrage, disgust, and horror that US border agents attacked refugees, including children, with tear gas. The images of children, already refugees from violence and poverty, fleeing from tear gas is gut wrenching.
Much like Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey or oatmeal raisin cookies, the constitution’s 14th Amendment is remarkably underrated.
The Fourteenth Amendment is one of the cornerstones of modern protections for civil liberties. It was passed during Reconstruction in order to rectify the horrifying decision of the Supreme Court that held African-Americans could never be citizens of the United States. It was meant both to grant citizenship rights to the newly emancipated slaves and to stop the former slave states of the Confederacy from violating their civil liberties.
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWSDV2RllZTG5tOWsxUTBGaUZUSDRBTVJvUEZn Original document name: Signed Letter Requesting Congressional Oversight of the Muslim Ban.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWUE5qNzRrUC1zMU0 Original document name: StateDeptextremevettingcomments-10.2.2017.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWZVk0NEZGWi1Kdnl2Uk1ENlUwSGJZWWxVQkNr Original document name: cross border surveillance – 9-20-17.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWY184Z0tuc09jUDZ6REYtcWxhZ2NiSTJybnFZ Original document name: 350 Sign-on Opposition to H.R. 3697 9.12.17 FINAL.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X2YRckOtU8N3KdIEsQhnfJGdAY7BfOsTX6taBAGvGc4 Original document name: Wall of Resistance Resolution.docx Model Ordinance/Resolution, Any, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9h3ZAGOL-0uSW1CcGRRT3FtUWM Original document name: Talking about Law Enforcement2017.pdf Model Ordinance/Resolution, Any, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWRVRzaVV0azNsdGc Original document name: Sample Whereas Clauses.docx Model Ordinance/Resolution, Any, 2017