Novelist Zora Neale Hurston wrote, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” One of this year’s more prominent questions appeared on the cover of TIME magazine: Is the Constitution still relevant? You don’t need to consult an expert to answer this question; the people we advocated for this past year can tell you how much constitutional rights still do matter.
So join us not only in celebrating our rights, but in doing the hard work of converting them into reality. Join us in finishing the work we’ve started this year. Join us in ensuring that immigrant workers receive a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. Join us in preventing state budget cuts from decimating education, health care, and social services. Join us in ensuring that schools protect students from unlawful harassment and bullying. Join us in preventing immigration enforcement from encouraging racial profiling and undermining public safety. Join us in ensuring that the federal government provides for its homeless veterans. Join us in ending the death penalty. Join us in promoting liberty, equality, and justice for all.