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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2011 – Military Chaplaincy

Submitted to and Passed at the 96th AEU Assembly Whereas, the American Ethical Union is desirous of expanding its existing College and Health Care Chaplaincy Programs into other areas; and Whereas, the American Ethical Union is willing to support any Certified Leader who becomes...
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2011 – Statehood for the District of Columbia

Submitted to and Passed at the 96th AEU Assembly Whereas, according to the Declaration of Independence, to secure the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, among others, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the...
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2011 – Fracking: An Ethical Call for Action

Submitted by the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture and Passed at the 96th AEU Assembly A series of articles produced by the New York Times as well as other national publications reveal the irreparable damage produced by hydraulic fracturing, colloquially known as...
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2010 – Reaffirming Equal Rights for LGBTQ

Reaffirming support for equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning and Queer people Submitted by the National Leaders Council and Passed at the 95th AEU Assembly Whereas, Ethical Culture / Ethical Humanism affirms the worth and dignity of all people and...
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2006 – Support of a US Department of Peace and Nonviolence

Submitted by the Presidents Council and Passed at the 91st AEU Assembly Whereas, the American Ethical Union has a long history in affirming a culture of peace through a broad reach of/ethical strategies, e.g. the formation of The National Women’s Conference in 1929, whose...
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1989 – Child Care And Early Childhood Education/ Separation Of Church And State In Education

Submitted to and passed by the AEU 81st Assembly Whereas a nationwide system of child care and early childhood education is a matter of pressing importance, and federal funding is essential, and Whereas many of the proposals currently before Congress designed though...
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1987 – Peace In Central America

Submitted to the AEU 79th Assembly Whereas we believe in promoting and maintaining peace and good relations between nations; Whereas policies presently pursued by the United States Government in Central America have served to dangerously escalate armed conflict between and...
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1986 – The Forcible Return Of Refugees From El Salvador

Submitted to the AEU 78th Assembly Whereas the forcible return of refugees from El Salvador asking asylum in the United States places these people in serious risk of injury and death, and, Whereas such action by the United States clearly violates the tradition of providing a...
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1986 – Separation Of Church And State

Submitted to and passed at the AEU 78th Assembly Whereas the separation of church and state is a guarantee of our Bill of Rights, insuring us against the establishment of religion and guaranteeing us its free exercise, Whereas aggressive and persistent inroads are being made...
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