For Immediate Release
ACLU to Give Away Free Constitutions and Sell New Constitution T-Shirts Quoting Khizr Khan
Michael Moore Breaks News of Giveaway on Twitter
NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union announced today it will give away free pocket Constitutions and sell new “I’ll gladly lend you mine” Constitution T-shirts. Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author Michael Moore broke the news of the pocket Constitutions giveaway to his 2.8 million followers on Twitter through an exchange with the ACLU.
Moore tweeted today, “Hey, @ACLU, will you have free pocket Constitutions again soon like the one Mr. Khan held up at Convention? Guessing millions would like one.” The ACLU responded, “Yes, @MMFlint: Free Constitutions are BACK! https://action.aclu.org/secure/free-pocket-constitutions.”
This comes on the heels of a giveaway earlier this month with the ACLU distributing 100,000 Constitutions before selling out in its online store. Interest in the Constitutions increased dramatically following the speech of Khizr Khan, father of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, at the Democratic National Convention. Khan asked Donald Trump, “Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.” The ACLU has distributed over 7 million pocket Constitutions since the 1920s.
“We are thrilled that the unprecedented high demand for our pocket Constitutions continues,” said Karin Johanson, ACLU national political director. “Putting the Constitution in the hands of Americans is a reminder to all of us that our founding document is as relevant today as it was when it was written 229 years ago.”
The ACLU is committed to empowering everyone to know and understand the document that defines our country as a democracy. Last month, the ACLU released a constitutional analysis of Trump’s policy proposals and implications. In it, the ACLU establishes that Trump’s proposals would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendments of the Constitution. A constitutional analysis of the policy proposals of Hillary Clinton will be released soon.
The ACLU is a non-partisan organization. For 96 years, the ACLU has fought to defend the rights enshrined in the Constitution and has never opposed or supported any candidate for office.
The ACLU pocket Constitution giveaway is here: https://www.aclu.org/freeconstitutions
You can purchase the “I’ll gladly lend you mine” t-shirts here: https://shop.aclu.org/product/ACLU-Pocket-Constitution-Tee
The ACLU’s constitutional analysis of Trump’s proposed policies and their civil liberties implications can be found at: https://medium.com/acluelection2016/donald-trump-a-one-man-constitutional-crisis-9f7345e9d376#.245ab1o9b
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.