We Hear You. We Thank You. And We’re Here With You.

Since the results of the election became clear, we’ve seen a massive outpouring of support for the ACLU and the work we do here.

For those who reached out with support and donations, we have this to say you: We hear you. We thank you. And we’re here for you. Actually, we can’t do it without you.

Because some of the messages you sent us were so inspirational, we collected them  to share with you all.

One college student, who said she is flat broke, donated $100 to the ACLU yesterday, which she financed by credit card debt. ACLU member Marcia C. wrote to tell us this:

As a young person I never ever thought I would be supporting the ACLU.  I was raised to believe it was a dangerous communistic organization.  Then I became a social worker and ultimately worked in social services in various positions throughout my work life.  It became quite obvious to me that people were definitely not treated equally under the law, and I have been a member of the ACLU for many years now.

Then there’s Tamara Andrews-Herskovic, who owns a small chocolate business in rural Wisconsin with her husband. She wrote: “Today we are donating 40% of our online sales to ACLU. … We hope we can help your important work.” And not to be outdone, she wrote back to say that she and her husband would extend the donations for ACLU supporters. All you have to do is buy some chocolate from Mayana Chocolate online, write “ACLU” in the comments at checkout, and the ACLU will get 40 percent of your order.

Other words of support came over Facebook and Twitter and to our blog yesterday telling President-Elect Trump that if he implements the policies he articulated on the campaign trail, we’ll hold him accountable. Here are some of our favorites:

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For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has fought for the individual and civil rights of everyone in this great nation of ours. We’ve been able to do this because of people like those above and those reading. We promise will continue to do so for the next four years and far, far into the future. Thanks again for your support.

With love and gratitude,
The ACLU

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Anonymous

I'm seeing a huge number of FB posts about hate crimes and sexual harassment / assault (mobile.twitter.com/i/moments/796417517157830656?m=1). I know ACLU Mobile Justice is designed to record encounters with the police, but it occurs to me that there's suddenly an urgent need to record a lot of other encounters. Any plans on that front?

Imani I Israel

I am embarrassed as an african american woman for even believing that whatever I had to say in this country has no meaning, nor do I feel I have any rights in who I am. I was taught to believe in who I am and that we have freedom of speech and the "white" history that I was taught ay a young age made me believe that I was not good enough because I was black and that is all anyone was ever going to see. I was not comfortable in my skin because the "white man" was not comfortable with my skin. I was taught that I had to act a certain way, dress a certain way, present myself to the other in a certain way so "they" can feel comfortable with who I am and from there I may have the opportunity to succeed in life. So I did.... I was someone that the white man can stand next to without staring. I was someone who the white man said oh all black people do not act like this, she is actually smart. As I write this I cry. Because for years I did not know who I was and why I was here on this earth to please these people I did not know and represent these people that I had no control over. I wanted to be myself. As I grew older I saw the change on what public opinion was bringing and I saw the struggle for what people wanted to make a change for and it inspired me to learn me and my people. If "they" weren't going to change then why should I change for myself. This country's progress inspired me. It made me believe. As I was proud to say that I was attending an HBCU i was proud to believe in the culture I was raised in. To stand up for what I thought was wrong. I thought maybe people can see the good in everyone when President Obama was reelected. However, now I am speechless, now I wonder how was I so oblivious to this obvious hatred of me. What did my people do to them that bad that I have white men calling me nigger and saying I need to go back to a country that I have never been to. How was I so wrong that I thought I had a chance in my lifetime to say how I felt and I was actually heard. I am sorry to my unborn child that I can not be the strong woman I thought I could be, to show you that your opinion mattered, that your purpose in life was worth something. I am sorry to my mother who fought so hard to give me the best life while the white man watched in disgust at us at the grocery store. I am sorry to my grandmother who was beaten by her husband because she wanted a better life for her children and she refused to settle. I a sorry to myself for wanting more, for believing that our people's progress was shifting. I feel as if we took 10 steps forward and was knocked back 30. I am hurt not only for myself, but for every racial and religious minority who had hope for our country. I am sorry. I am at lost of words on what the next actions are, but I hope donation would help aid me into contributing and participating more.

Alana

I hear you, Imani . . . and I cry with you. As a 60+ year old white woman, I have cried almost daily since the president-elect announced his candidacy. I also waver between disappointment and rage. You see, Imani, I thought my generation, so pro-actively engaged in the fight for human rights during the Martin Luther King and Viet Nam War era, would successfully eliminate all forms of bigotry and injustice . . . that prejudice would not even be a conversation by now. Sigh . . . how naive I was. When DB, my husband, reminds me that progress has been made towards a compassionate, egalitarian society, I concede that he speaks the truth, though it yields little in the way of relief. However, when I notice the abundance of diversity among groups of protesters, I do feel some hope, as there were relatively few whites marching for civil rights in the Sixties. Also, Imani, I believe that Obama's presidency inadvertently created an abscess, as the number of hate groups skyrocketed during his esteemed tenure. That abscess has been pierced. Although devastatingly unpleasant, with toxicity oozing from the wound, healing is also taking place. We're hearing some profound conversations amongst diverse groups regarding race relations, religious freedoms, and women's issues . . . topics that were rarely so substantively broached in the Sixties. There are also seeds being planted for grassroots solutions and creative support systems. For example, DB and I have joined the Safety Pin Movement, letting vulnerable passersby know that we care, that they are safe with us. Now, offering my full disclosure . . . as someone who was introduced to the concept of prejudice too late for it to make an imprint on my psyche, I find myself struggling with my first bias - angry white guys - constantly reminding myself to not group them together the way the rest of us have been grouped; and that, despite their prevailing, reprehensible negativity toward the majority of the world's inhabitants, they are also in pain. I also remind myself that I am married to one of the good guys. He walks with integrity amongst a growing number of white men who have joined 'the humanitarian movement' and stand in the Light, without prejudice, advocating for an all-inclusive society. Honestly, Imani, I had given up on that happening during my lifetime! Hopefully you will someday be able to look at life retrospectively and acknowledge progress. In the meantime, precious Imani . . . know that you do matter; that your ACLU message is being read, considered, and taken to heart; that you have every right to speak for Truth and Justice. Also know that your children-to-be will be blessed with a loving mother who will stand in her Strength for them, strength beyond measure, because genuine strength emanates from the heart . . . and your heart is full. One more thing . . . know that somewhere in southeastern New Mexico, an elderly white woman will soon be walking through a grocery store, wearing her safety pin and thinking, “This walk is for Imani.”

Maria Rehner

I am a retired lawyer in Canada. I was/am also a members of the Massachusetts bar, now retired. I am so offended by this election
That I tremble in fear and rage. Somehow this man who has been elected in the United States should experience the opprobrium that he so rightly deserves. If there is anything a foreigner like me can do, keep my email address.

Anonymous

I think the ACLU is a totally vital and important organization for America. I respected the ACLUs ability to safeguard freedoms of everyone with such integrity they even stood up for those marching Nazis. I hope the ACLU will also protect the rights of Hillary supporters AND the rights of trump supporters too. Please stand up for the rights of all Americans, even ones we disagree with. Don't be popular ACLU! We need you! I donated for the first time.

Anonymous

What happened to basic living conditions, equal housing and freedom to work at most employers. What about past convictions?
(over 30 yrs ago) still being punished by the MAJORity of applications allowed to ask or inquire...
Have you EVER been convicted or arrested for a crime?
EVER says NO REHABILITATION for you,
this goes from McDonalds, Chik a Filet, the tech industry, and many, many other major employers and mid size companies.

EVER? Really?
How about some that state past 10 years,
WHY CAN'T THE ACLU Stand up for past convicts rights? What if we are GLBTQ? What if we have been giving you money for over the past ten years?
SOme food for thought ACLU,
Oh, btw, thanks L.A. ACLU for allowing to use your facilities.

Anonymous

I am deeply sadden and disturbed by the Election of Donald Trump I am an American Citizen by Naturalization, the best way to defeat someone in their own game in this case the Trumps and their supporters is by NOT Purchasing their Goods and Services, money is a powerful tool, one that will be taken notice by ALL as it was in the times of the Civil Rights Movement (The Montgomery Bus Boycott).

Anonymous

I am disturbed by the fact that if a comedian or news person says ANYTHING that Trump disapproves of, that he takes to TWITTER, DEMANDING AN APOLOGY.
I fear Trump has NEVER bothered to read THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND ITS AMENDMENTS.
I fear that he truly thinks that the Presidency affords him the right to CENSOR the free speech of individuals, comedians and pundits, and the Press. He is unaware of OUR RIGHTS AS U. S. citizens and, as a result, appears to be on a path to dictatorship.
I WILL be giving the ACLU monthly donations.
WATCH THAT MAN LIKE A HAWK!!! THANK YOU!

Anonymous

I keep seeing new trouble each day when I check the news headlines associated with Trump.
What has he got up his sleeve for Federal Workers, and is it legal?
I am a retired widow of a 30-year decent policeman who believed in THE NEWPORT NEWS VIRGINIA POLICE DEPARTMENT'S MOTTO :
TO PROTECT AND SERVE. HE LIVED THE MOTTO, and paid into SOCIAL SECURITY all his working life. I was a professional winemaker and oenologist(wine chemist), and worked several years as an optician. I, too paid into the system. I see scary headlines regarding SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS. PLEASE, PROTECT ALL THE SENIORS AND THE DISABLED, WHO RELY ON THIS INCOME TO PAY BILLS, EAT, HAVE MEDICINE. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR WE WHO ARE GRAND-FATHERED AMD ALSO FOR THOSE SENIORS WHO ARE DUE TO DRAW BENEFITS IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE.
I MUST BE HONEST, I TRY NOT TO READ NEWS HEADLINES AND THE ADTICLES, AS I HAVE NOT RE-GROUPED FROM THE FACT THAT WE ARE FACED WITH A TRUMP PRESIDENCY. MOST OF HIS AGENDA FLIES IN THE FACE OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND AS I SEE EACH NEW HEADLINE, I FEAR A DICTATORSHIP IS IN-THE-WORKS.
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING FOR ALL WE FRIGHTENED AMERICANS. I PROMISE TO DONATE EVERY MONTH. EVERYONE ELSE, PLEASE DO SO , ALSO.
PS, ACLU. IT APPEARS HE'S STIL, STUCK ON HAVING BANNON IN HIS CABINET. WHO WOULD THINK AMERICA COULD REACH SUCH A POINT!?!?!? PLEASE, PUSH BACK AGAINST TRUMP'S POOR, UNACCEPTABLE, UNPALATABLE CHOICE. OMG!

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