“There are such things in the world as human rights. They rest upon no conventional foundation, but are eternal, universal, and indestructible. Among these, is the right of locomotion; the right of migration; the right which belongs to no particular race, but belongs alike to all and to all alike. It is the right you assert by staying here, and your fathers asserted by coming here. It is this great right that I assert for the Chinese and the Japanese, and for all other varieties of men equally with yourselves, now and forever. I know of no rights of race superior to the rights of humanity, and when there is a supposed conflict between human and national rights, it is safe to go to the side of humanity.”—Frederick Douglass, 1869
Today, we’re launching the website for State Rep. William Tong, who’s running for the U.S. Senate from Connecticut.
This is a campaign that means a lot to us. Not only is William impressive and raised more than $550,000 in his first quarter as an official candidate, he’s the current chair of the House Banking Committee and stands to be the first Asian-American elected to the U.S. Senate from the continental United States in 35 years.