This is What Democracy Looks Like

Feb 28, 2011
ACLU of Northern California

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ACLU of Northern CA

The ACLU has championed the fundamental rights of unions to organize – the rights of associational freedom and freedom of speech – since its inception more than 90 years ago, beginning with efforts to counter the vehement anti-union crusades of the 1920s.

Laws that inhibit workers' First Amendment rights have no place in our democracy.

Indeed, our democracy is reinvigorated by people across the nation exercising their own First Amendment rights to protect this crucial principle – as recently happened on college campuses across California.

Read the blog post by former ACLU of Northern California Executive Director Dorothy Ehrlich on the current demonstrations happening in Wisconsin.