What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.

Chair Rep. Barbara Jordan
1995 U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform


…in the equal value, dignity, and humanity of each individual regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, political ideology, sex, gender, or nationality. Every human is deserving of equal respect and moral regard.

…in equal opportunity for all. Each individual deserves the same freedom to pursue their goals in life.

…in viewpoint diversity. The marketplace of ideas, composed of open debate among diverse perspectives and beliefs, is the fertile ground from which knowledge springs. 

…in the power and importance of open conversation and freedom of speech. When evidence and rationality guide public conversation, bad ideas are defeated and good ideas are sharpened. Multi-stakeholder, pluralistic public discourse is the lifeblood of healthy democracies.

… in the fundamental American ideal and pursuit of liberty and justice for all.