1961 – Constitutional Principle of Separation of Church and State Reaffirmed

Submitted to and Passed at 54th AEU Assembly, which convened in St. Louis Whereas the principle of separation of church and state as embodied in the First Amendment to the Constitution is threatened by efforts to secure aid for church-related schools, and Whereas of late other...
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2016 – Move to Amend

Submitted by the Boston Ethical Community and Passed by the 101st American Ethical Union Annual Assembly Amend the United States Constitution: Corporations are Not Persons and Money is Not Speech Because Ethical Culture is based on the inherent worth and dignity of every human...
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2016 – Proposing the Securities and Exchange Commission Require Corporate Political Expense Disclosure

Submitted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Passed at the 101st AEU Assembly Whereas, the shareholders of SEC-governed corporations have a right and the ethical responsibility to know the operations and method of management of those corporations, and Whereas,...
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2016 – Living Wage

Originally submitted by Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle, with amendments adopted at the 101st Assembly of the American Ethical Union Whereas, the federally-mandated minimum wage in the United States, $7.25 an hour, is an unlivable wage, and full-time low-wage employees...
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2016 – Systemic Racism in the United States

Original submitted by the National Leaders Council of the American Ethical Union, with amendments adopted at the 2016 Assembly of the American Ethical Union Whereas a system of advantage and disadvantage exists based on racial categories socially constructed for control and...
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2015 – Recommitment to Peace, Disarmament, and World Cooperation

Submitted by the AEU Ethical Action Committee and the National Ethical Service and Passed at the 100th AEU Assembly The American Ethical Union is committed to building a more humane world by empowering and honoring the worth of all people, and by fostering ethical relationships...
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2015 – Criminal Justice

Submitted by the Baltimore Ethical Society and Passed at the 100th AEU Assembly The American Ethical Union supports individuals in living ethical and purposeful lives based on reason, compassion, and a commitment to the fundamental worth and dignity of each human being. We...
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2015 – Eliminating Congress’ Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Also see Equal Rights Amendment Background to the Two Strategies. Submitted by the Washington Ethical Society and Passed at the 100th AEU Assembly Whereas, during the June 1971 63rd Annual Assembly, the American Ethical Union supported passage of the Equal Rights Amendment;...
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2014 – Investment Decisions Regarding Climate Change

Submitted by the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia and Passed at the 99th AEU Assembly Whereas, climate change disproportionately harms poor and disempowered populations; and Whereas, dramatic flooding resulting from Arctic polar and other glacial melting are caused by...
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2014 – Achievable Minimum Wage

Submitted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Passed at the 99th AEU Assembly Whereas, the federally-mandated minimum wage in the United States, $7.25 an hour, is an unlivable wage, and full-time low-wage employees are often forced to rely on public aid such as food...
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2014 – Opposing Building of Keystone XL Pipeline

Submitted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Passed at the 99th AEU Assembly Whereas, an AEU Resolution of 2009 states that “Climate Change is a catastrophe driven by human choices that have resulted in unsustainable and inequitable use of carbon-releasing energy...
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2011 – Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Submitted to and Passed at the 96th AEU Assembly Whereas, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the United States Supreme Court in a highly controversial five to four decision, ruled that corporations are “persons” and as such have a virtually unlimited...
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