ACLU is leading a new charge
Across the country, there is a growing army of people alarmed by what they’re seeing coming out of the Trump administration. People see his Muslim ban for the unconstitutional religious discrimination that it is, and they want to get involved — to protect their neighbors from deportation raids and stand against this administration’s repeated attacks on civil rights.
That’s why we created the People Power platform.
People Power is, at its core, a grassroots member-mobilization project. Through People Power, the ACLU is engaging volunteers across the country to take action when Trump or his administration attempt to enact unconstitutional policies or trample on people’s constitutional rights. By mobilizing in defense of our civil liberties, volunteers will build local communities that affirm our American and Hawai‘i values of diversity, respect, equality, and solidarity.
For 98 years, the ACLU’s defended our Constitution in the courts. Now, we’re going to couple that legal power with People Power — and take our fight to the streets.
To connect and find other local groups and learn about the current "ask" of People Power volunteers by the ACLU, the "Freedom-Cities" campaign!: www.peoplepower.org
3/29/17: Letters sent by ACLU Hawai‘i to Hawai‘i State, Counties urging them not to participate in Trump deportation force: https://wordpress.com/post/acluhi.org/4398
Why is People Power so important right now? Why an immigration focus as its first action? FAQ (under construction)
Facebook organizing page (independently run by local People Power volunteers): https://www.facebook.com/groups/808PeoplePower/https://www.facebook.com/groups/808PeoplePower/
ACLU of Hawai‘i resources for immigrant & refugee's rights: https://acluhi.org/spotlight-immigrant-refugee-rights/ (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Local coalition of over 25 local organizations and growing: The Hawai‘i Coalition for Civil Rights (HCCR): https://acluhi.org/2017/02/01/4228/
Latest news from our website on all things Immigration and refugees: https://acluhi.org/?s=immigration