ACLU Staff Publishes Poetry — And It’s As Bad As You Think

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American Civil Liberties Union staff members tweeted out various poems staffers wrote for donations they received by individuals over Twitter.

The ACLU started the Twitter hashtag #ACLUpoems for an end-of-the-year fundraising push, with many of the verses discussing the goals and work of the civil-rights organization. Individuals took a screenshot of their donation to share with the ACLU.

One poem shared spands a number of stanzas and warns against a “Constitutional attack” and vows to protect the “inalienable rights” of Dreamers and “refugee[s] from far and wide.”

A majority of the poems are rather elementary, simply thanking donors in short rhyme schemes. After one individual posted a screenshot of a “Thank You” letter, the ACLU’s account responded with “Thanks for all that you do//We are grateful for supporters like you.”

Another poem reads: “Thank you for your generous gift//This will give civil liberties a lift.”

Another tweet, incorporating the donor’s twitter handle, reads: “Thank you, thank you @SnoringVic//Your donation will do the trick.”

One poem, inspired by “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by famed English Romantic poet William Wordsworth, credits the organization for “making civil rights come true.”

The advocacy group has repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump since he entered office and has challenged a number of his executive orders and policy decisions in court.


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