Woman's National Democratic Club

Human Rights and Democracy

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The Human Rights & Democracy Task Force believes that, in a democracy, government should be accountable to the people. We hold that shared values and strong institutions are essential to ensure that accountability—values such as the rule of law and institutions such as a free press. We consider our founders’ plan to control government’s power through establishing three co-equal branches of government to have been brilliant. We support a continuing effort to become a more perfect union, reaffirming and strengthening the principle of equality under the law, the universal right to vote, freedoms of speech and worship, and freedom from discrimination. We support these values and principles for our democracy and for democracies around the world.

With threats to democracy at home and abroad, we need to have the facts in order to push back on tactics that limit democratic participation.

human rights and democracy Articles

Democracy, our New Top Issue

Democracy, our New Top Issue by Elizabeth Clark, Chair, Human Rights & Democracy Task Force Democracy, our new top issue—that is the way it’s been listed for weeks, taking precedence

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“The Church–State Wall” Is Crumbling

“The Church–State Wall” is Crumbling by Karen Pataky, Chair, Health Policy Task Force (based on Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post, July 17, 2020) Far-right Christians have planned to reverse Roe

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Separation of Church and State

Separation of Church and State by Karen Pataky, Chair, Health Policy Task Force “The purpose of separation of Church and State is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless

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SCOTUS, 2022

SCOTUS, 2022 by Zina Greene, Member, Human Rights & Democracy Task Force “It’s June again—that time of year when Americans wake up each morning and wait for the Supreme Court

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