Reading of UN Declaration of Human Rights by Leaders, Staff, and Local Presidents

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December 10th marks the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document in the history of human rights declaring that peoples of all nations have fundamental human rights that should be universally protected.

At the AFT Washington Executive Board meeting, December 2, 2017, the board, college council presidents and staff of AFT Washington read the UDHR aloud in solidarity with the United Nations' "Stand Up for Human Rights - Add Your Voice" campaign.  You can see our video here.

In reading together, we affirmed our commitment to these principles, many of which directly pertain to our work as trade unionists, organizers, and social justice activists. The United Nations site also has an illustrated UDHR that students and families would appreciate. Stand Up for Human Rights with us!

In Peace and Solidarity,

Tracy Lai
AFT WA Vice President for Human Rights