freedom

  • 03.05.17

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Peace, Unity, Religious Freedom At Rutgers' Muslims For Peace Event

    "Let us be brave and forceful in standing up for each other’s rights to live and worship freely and let us not be afraid to say that whoever threatens that right for any one of us will have to face all of us together." Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  delivered the keynote address at the 10th Annual Prophet Muhammad Day event ...

    "Let us be brave and forceful in standing up for each other’s rights to live and worship freely and let us not be afraid to say that whoever threatens that right for any one of us will have to face all of us together."

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  delivered the keynote address at the 10th Annual Prophet Muhammad Day event at Rutgers University. "The event, hosted by Muslims for Peace, is focused on bringing communities together to celebrate the legacy of compassion, mercy, and justice of the Prophet Muhammad, and to stand together against anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies."

    Gabbard focuses on the need for faiths all across the country and the world to come together to respect and protect each other. She draws from personal experience when political opponents attempted to use her religion as a reason not to vote for her, and sites many instances of crime and discrimination against certain religions. 

  • 06.15.16

    Fighting Bigotry With The Power Of 'Aloha'

    "Nothing is more important to me, and nothing was more important to our founding fathers, than freedom of religion." In this article and speech transcript, Rep Tulsi Gabbard talks about the importance of religious freedoms. She laments the amount of divisiveness that exists in the U.S. - some of which she has pers...

    "Nothing is more important to me, and nothing was more important to our founding fathers, than freedom of religion."

    In this article and speech transcript, Rep Tulsi Gabbard talks about the importance of religious freedoms. She laments the amount of divisiveness that exists in the U.S. - some of which she has personally experienced when her opposition in a race implied that her religion made her unfit to serve - and around the world. 

    Gabbard calls on Americans to come together against religious discrimination. She states that it is a core tenant of the Constitution to be open and welcoming to all religions: We have a great challenge that lies before us. Let us stand proudly as Americans. As defenders of our constitution. As defenders of freedom. Let us be inspired by the vision put forward by our nation’s founders, and challenge those fomenting religious bigotry to do the same."

  • 01.11.67

    A Freedom Budget For All Americans

    In the fall of 1965 A. Philip Randolph, prominent economists, allies from the labor movement and others who had participated in the 1963 March on Washington, began working on what they called "A Freedom Budget For All Americans".[1] John Nichols writing fifty years later in The Nation (United States) listed as its ...

    In the fall of 1965 A. Philip Randolph, prominent economists, allies from the labor movement and others who had participated in the 1963 March on Washington, began working on what they called "A Freedom Budget For All Americans".[1] John Nichols writing fifty years later in The Nation (United States) listed as its goals "the abolition of poverty, guaranteed full employment, fair prices for farmers, fair wages for workers, housing and healthcare for all, the establishment of progressive tax, and fiscal policies that respected the needs of working families."[2]

    Bayard Rustin, and Martin Luther King, Jr., worked with Randolph on the Freedom Budget document which was advanced in 1966, determined to win the "full and final triumph of the civil rights movement, to be achieved by going beyond civil rights, linking the goal of racial justice with the goal of economic justice for all people in the United States" and doing so "by rallying massive segments of the 99% of the American people in a powerfully democratic and moral crusade."[3] The proposals of Freedom Budget included a job guarantee for everyone ready and willing to work, a guaranteed income for those unable to work or those who should not be working, and a living wage to lift the working poor out of poverty; such policies provided the cornerstones for King’s Poor People's Campaign.[4]

    A Freedom Budget For All Americans