I've been irritated at you for many years now, because you kept sending membership renewals to our daughter based on her one-time donation back in 2007. I felt that - and I still do, honestly - you spend too much on mass membership mailings, but that's neither here nor there at the moment. What is important, and what has given me, for the first time since January 20th, a moment of relief and a feeling like maybe we CAN stop the insanity that is coming from the White House, was hearing that you helped to get the immigration ban blocked on Saturday night.
Here's the thing. I'm not an activist. I'm not a strongly political person - I believe that most people can work together for the good of our country, regardless of their political party. I took my status as an American for granted, until last week. I never realized just how much privilege I had in this country, until the last week. And I know that the majority of my readers don't come here for political posts; I'm not one to speak out publicly as I feel there are those who are much better at this than I am. But for today, I just wanted to acknowledge the ACLU with gratitude for standing up to an executive order that goes against human decency.
So rock on, ACLU. Keep fighting the fight; to help, I made a donation. I understand now just how much good you do. No need to mail me any membership reminders, though - email will do just fine.