Universal Human Rights.

Human rights are universal and inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or immigration status. We believe the highest aspiration for a nation is that its people are treated with inherent dignity, unequivocal civil, political, cultural, and economic rights, with equal access to opportunity. The principles of equality must be incorporated within our legal system and discriminatory laws abolished.

We support a Universal Human Rights amendment that constitutionally confirms the full spectrum of human rights for everyone, a contract between our government and its people that upholds the right for all to full participation and social inclusion. Human rights commissions must be established to provide oversight monitoring and promote compliance. Every individual including: children, women, ethnic groups, LGBTQ, and immigrants should be recognized equally before the law, without discrimination or persecution.

The United States must become committed to being a global leader on human rights, including the ratification of principal international human rights treaties and conventions that protect the rights of vulnerable populations around the world. Legal protection of human rights must be enforceable by U.S. court systems; ensuring domestic policies are consistent with international human rights standards. We support the formal ratification of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly, providing fundamental universally protected rights, which form the basis for a humane and equitable society.