Proposed by the National Leaders Council of the American Ethical Union, March 2017, as amended and passed by the 102nd Assembly of the American Ethical Union, June 2017.
September 2017 — The American Ethical Union deplores the reversal of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. The reversal of DACA violates the fundamental ethical principle that children ought not to be held responsible for the actions of their parents. Reprehensibly, it instills fear in 800,000 young immigrants who have found protection under DACA, many of whom know no home other than the United States.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Trump administration will end DACA, the Obama-era executive order that allows the nearly 1 million children of undocumented immigrants to remain at home in the United States.
From our friends at Food and Water Watch: Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are attempting to slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget, threatening its ability to protect our water, air and climate. We invite you to join us this Tuesday, August 15 for a call-in day to Senator Schumer, urging him to defend the EPA.
From our friends at 350NYC: New York State is creating a "Master Plan for Offshore Wind". They are coming to New York City to share information and get our input on the plan at three events and we want to show up in large numbers at all of them.
If you are watching the news coverage in Charlottesville, VA, where the mayor has announced a state of emergency, then also take time to visit the Equal Justice Initiative's website on Lynching in America, and learn more about white supremacist violence.