The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an unambiguous victory in the struggle for equality in the United States. In a single moment, legal segregation in schools and public places came to an end.
But Kentucky Republican Rand Paul has said that he doesn't support the law as it was written. He believes that businesses should have the right to discriminate based on race, gender, disability, or any other factor. When asked about whether or not he supports desegregating lunch counters, Paul couldn't even answer yes or no.
Rand Paul needs to know that his position is unacceptable, and it will take a massive public outcry for him to feel the political consequences.
Help us send a message -- sign our letter to Rand Paul today:
Dr. Rand Paul --
There's nothing to debate about the Civil Rights Act -- this is 2010.
If you're asked about whether businesses have a right to segregate lunch counters, there's only one correct answer -- and that is, "No."
OFA State Director