The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants you to remember your rights. The nonprofit recently launched a widespread campaign to give everyone a friendly reminder about their Constitutional rights - and to let immigrants know that they, too, are protected. Dubbed the "We the People" campaign, the effort features electronic billboards with the First Amendment written in three languages: Arabic, Spanish, and English. The black-and-white signs send a clear and straightforward message that's perfectly in line with the organization's overall mission: all are welcome, and all are protected.
The first of these multilingual ads were plastered in both New York City's Times Square and at various bus stops throughout Washington DC. The ACLU explained in an official press release that it plans to place these signs in downtown LA and a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, among other potential cities.
Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU, perfectly summed up exactly why the nonprofit decided to start this movement. "This campaign is intended to remind people that the Constitution is for all of us," he said in a press release. "It doesn't matter who you are or what language you speak. 'We the People' means everyone."
Upon seeing these ads, a few people couldn't help but invoke Donald Trump (because apparently he has to be involved in everything somehow these days). When The Huffington Post framed this campaign as a means of "trolling" the POTUS, the nonprofit fired back a witty response, and many others swiftly came to its defense.
Since when did upholding the Constitution become trolling our president? https://t.co/AoPCuXTjrA
- ACLU National (@ACLU) April 12, 2017