I'm a member because I want my kids to grow up knowing they are free.
I want my kids to grow up knowing that they are free to be themselves, that they are in control of their bodies and actions, and that no matter what anyone else says they have to follow their hearts. I also instill in them the importance of accepting others and of standing up for what they know is right. I am happy to be a new member of the ACLU because now I can show them that I am acting on all of those things I have been teaching them. I am standing up for what I know is right by supporting an organization that empowers people to be themselves, gives power back to the people, and fights for the acceptance of all people despite race, religion or who they love.