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Why Invest?

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Because of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Wisconsin v. Yoder, any parent/guardian (not just Amish) can refuse to let their child go to school beyond the 8th grade or learn about a subject by saying it’s against their religious beliefs.

 

How This Affects You

 

The federal courts of the United States say that no one has a right to any education.

This means that neither you nor your loved ones have the right to learn how to read, write, and speak.

We argue that that is unconstitutional and are working to overturn Wisconsin v. Yoder and make education an explicit federal right for you and all children.

Since 1972

The United States Supreme Court decided in Wisconsin v. Yoder that Amish children do not have the right to any future other than one inside the Amish Church.

Watch Prof. Marci Hamilton’s TED style talk on what this means for our democracy and your individual rights.

Where Your $ Go

Education

  • Help Amish refugees become documented and attain a higher education, including filling in the gap between Amish 8th grade and high school, vocational skills, and college

 

  • Raise awareness about why Wisconsin v. Yoder needs to be overturned

Cultural & Linguistic Competency

  • Train social workers and law enforcement Amish cultural competency

Internships

  • Educate a new generation of educators, lawyers, social workers, and health professionals on how to serve this underserved at-risk minority population

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Your monthly gift goes a long way toward supporting Amish children and women in need. Thank you!
 
 

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For gifts of stock or planned giving opportunities, please contact Torah at 212.634.4255 or email giving [at] AmishHeritage.org

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