Quotes by Benjamin Todd Jealous

Benjamin Todd Jealous

American civic leader and politician

Alive from: 1973-

Category: Politics

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    As an American people, what is greatest about our history are the many times we have led this world away from hate, towards hope.
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    Civil marriage, like all civil rights provided by the government, must be provided equally to all Americans.
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    In a democracy there are only two types of power: there's organized people and organized money, and organized money only wins when people aren't organized.
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    In this nation, the greatest of all nations, there are no second-class families. That is our great American conviction.
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    Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.
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    Let us invest less and less in war and tax cuts for the richest 1 percent, and more and more in jobs and schools for the other 99 percent.
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    Let us nurture the practice of family values, by embracing policies that value families.
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    Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities they serve. It has no place in our national discourse, and no place in our nation's police departments.
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    The black community has been the foundation of the progressive community in this country for a long time.
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    The difference between a child's aspiration and that family's situation, is the exact measurement of that family's frustrations.
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    The right to vote is the right upon which all of our rights are leveraged - and without which none can be protected.
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    We are confident that the Supreme Court will soon see the direction that this country is headed and enshrine marriage as a constitutional right for all.
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    We do not owe allegiance to any candidate because they share our party or our color, but because they share our principles and our conscience.
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    There's sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk's burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism.
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