Kathryn Jakabcin

The notion that we should revere and protect the rights and freedoms spelled out so eloquently in our Constitution, as amended, is simple enough to support no matter your political philosophy or ideological perspective.

It’s when things get uncomfortable and Nazis come walking through a chiefly Jewish community or a local school board consistently begins its meeting with an innocuous prayer for guidance that the broad support begins to splinter.

The ACLU fights for the rights and liberties meant to be enjoyed in our nation and is not afraid to get its hands dirty to do so.  When others turn their heads or turn their tails, the ACLU stands vigil, educates, litigates and protects what we all believe to be so dear even when it is difficult.

That is why I am passionate about the ACLU.

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