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Constitutional Freedoms

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Groups that Help

American Civil Liberties Union (www.aclu.org) For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Charity Watch - A-.

Common Cause (www.commomcause.org) The group's motto is "Holding power accountable." From their website: "Founded with 4,000 core members in 1970 to serve as a people's lobby, Common Cause has grown into a nationwide network of more than 700,000 members and supporters, with offices in 35 states and Washington D.C. To make democracy work, we must claim it as our own. John Gardner, Common Cause's founder, wrote that, 'The citizen can bring our political and governmental institutions back to life, make them responsive and accountable and keep them honest. No one else can.'" Charity Navigator - 4 stars.