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Defense of All Families Pledge Poster
SPREAD THE WORD, OUR POPULAR POSTER IS BACK IN STOCK!
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Reach And Teach says:
With our umbrella of peacemaking, gender equality, sustainable living, and civil rights guiding all of our product and work choices, at the end of 2010 we asked ourselves to come up with one particular issue that we wanted to focus special attention on in 2011. Marriage equality came to the top of our list, both because of our own experiences and those of dear friends and family, but also because we felt that 2011 would be an important year for GLBTQ marriage. So, in addition to publishing the wonderful children's book Operation Marriage, we also launched a nationwide campaign to get 10,000 signatures on a Defense of All Families Pledge. This 11 by 17 poster represents the pledge and we hope to see it popping up across the country!
Here's what it says:
THE DEFENSE OF ALL FAMILIES PLEDGE
We value and respect — and we pledge to protect — every family that is committed in mutual love and that provides for the safety and well-being of its children and each other.
Here's an explanation about what we mean by that:
"We value and respect — and we pledge to protect — every family"
Today the family comes in all shapes and sizes. There are families with one parent or two or three or four. There are families in which the loving caregiver is not a parent at all but rather a grandparent, a cousin, an aunt, an uncle, a neighbor, or an older sibling. Our families include mixed-gender and same-gender couples. They come from a variety of ethnic, spiritual, and faith backgrounds. Our families include children by birth, foster children, adopted children, or no children at all. For these reasons, we stand for the diversity of family and against a one-size-fits-all model of a family ideal.
"that is committed in mutual love"
A commitment to love, caring, responsibility, and mutual respect extends across all faith and belief traditions in our country. For this reason, we stand with families committed to acting out of love as a primary rule. We stand against those who would deny a loving family's right to exist.
"and that provides for the safety and well-being of its children"
Not all families include children, but for those that do, the most basic concern to both a family and the community to which that family contributes is a deep and committed desire to lovingly and responsibly look out for the safety and well-being of children. For this reason, we stand with all families that commit to nurture the most vulnerable of our society. We stand against all who would strip away from a family the legal protection and ability to fulfill this role.
"and each other."
A family today goes beyond the "nuclear family" model of the past. We need our extended support networks of family and friends to care for all within our community and the larger world. For these reasons, we stand for the extended family in all of its beautiful diversity. We stand against those who seek to define families so narrowly as to exclude and devalue not only same-sex nuclear families, but also the extended family which in its diversity nurtures the interconnectedness of our society.
- Size 11 by 17
- Printed on Recycled Paper heavy cover stock
- Soy Ink
- Union Labor
- Designed by Design Action Collective and Printed by Inkworks Press
Sign the Pledge:
If you'd like to sign the pledge, click here!