Isaac is a Utah native and a senior at Brighton high school. He joined the ACLU of Utah shortly after the November 2016 election with the goal of becoming active in local politics and issues. As a new member, Isaac has learned more about the ACLU’s vital role in protecting civil liberties and civil rights.
“I’m proud to be a card-carrying member because the ACLU is an organization that defends groups who are ignored, discriminated against, and pushed aside by the powerful majorities in our society. They stick up for the underdog, not matter how unpopular their cause. Over the years the ACLU has defended high school students like myself, women, people of color, the poor, people being abused by the criminal justice system, the queer and trans community, and many other marginalized groups. They have fought and continue to fight for civil rights, reproductive rights, voting access, religious freedom, marriage equality, and equal justice under the law. They defend us all by showing how the Constitution and the Bill of Rights protect people of all classes, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and creeds. The ACLU will continue to fight and protect an America that is for all of us and not an America for the few. That’s why I ACLU.”
“Card-Carrying Proud” and “Why I ACLU”: This is one in a monthly series of member profiles marking the 60th anniversary of the ACLU of Utah’s founding. In it, members share the story of when and why they joined the ACLU.
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