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C.A.R.E. Education

CARE is an acronym for model legislation: 

Cultivate All (human) Rights Empathy

Empathy is the soul of strong democracies, nurturing families, ethical businesses, public education, every major world religion, and the core value of human rights. Children are raised by their communities to nurture others for democracy or bully others for autocracy. It's time caring citizens add teaching our children to CARE about human rights to the academic standards of grades K-12.

Public Education of Human Rights Empathy Is Our Moral Duty

CARE Education model legislation teaches future caring citizens the foundation of the business legal principle called "the duty to care." The solution to our mutual concerns doesn't make sense unless one is committed to governing our lives with empathy for and responsibility to humanity. And according to cognitive science, all ideas are physical. Therefore, these core value ideas won't enter the brains of Americans unless we CARE and make human rights empathy central to constant public discourse and public education. 

CARE Education Model Legislation

CARE Education amends a state's legal code for academic standards to include the cultivation of empathy and the teaching of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for grades kindergarten through twelve.

See Citizen Proposers and Legislative Sponsors Below


Proposers and Sponsors
Proposers from Empathy Surplus Network USA, a Membership-Driven 501c3 Human Rights Empathy Education Collective
  • Sandra Bernabei, Ardley, New York 10502
  • Anita Lewis,$ RN-BSN, Sugarcreek Township, Ohio 45305
  • The Rev. John Paddock, Dayton, Ohio 45406
  • Miriam Speaight,$ Wilmington, Ohio 45177
  • The Rev. Charles Watts,$ Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Arkansas Caring Citizen and Organizational Co-Proposers in Zip/Alpha Order - Legislators in italics
  • Barbara Watts-Lippincott,$ Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714
Kentucky Caring Citizen and Organizational Co-Proposers in Zip/Alpha Order - Legislators in italics
  • Ann Peroocelli,$ Franklin, Kentucky 45134
Ohio Caring Citizen and Organizational Co-Proposers in Zip/Alpha Order - Legislators in italics
  • Greg Betts,$ Hilliard, Ohio 43206
  • The Rev. Christopher Richardson, Columbus, Ohio 43231
  • Laurie Bankston, MD,$ Waynesville, Ohio 45068
  • Kathryn Palmer,$ Wilmington, Ohio 45177
  • Circular Development,$ Sugarcreek Township, Ohio 45305
  • I AM Clean Energy,$ Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
  • Terry Oroszi,$ Dayton, Ohio 45402
  • Monica Neiderman, Dayton, Ohio 45449
  • Hyacinth Paul,$ Dayton, Ohio 45459

Texas Caring Citizen and Organizational Co-Proposers in Zip/Alpha Order - Legislators in italics

  • Lucy Wagner,$ Houston, Texas 77088

Vermont Caring Citizen and Organizational Co-Proposers in Zip/Alpha Order - Legislators in italics

  • Chris Allen,$ Bolton Valley, Vermont 05477
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Historical Context
In 1945, after World War II, US President Harry Truman from the Democratic Party appointed Vermont Senator Warren Austin from the Republican Party to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. In addition, Truman's Secretary of State recruited 14 USA Civil Society organization members - 11 Rotarians and 3 Lions. The Rotary and Lions Club members made two major contributions to the UN Charter. The first was to change the UN Charter's Preamble opening sentence from "We the Members States of the United Nations" to "We the People of the United Nations." The second was to give themselves a seat at the United Nations by creating the Economic and Social Council, where 80% of the United Nations' humanitarian work is done. Three years later, in 1948, Ambassador Austin cast the YES vote for the United States when meeting in Paris, France. Here's the Preamble language:

The UN General Assembly Proclaims

"Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction." - Preamble Proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -