The year 2020 was a dark time for our country, our state, and our people. The global pandemic, the killings of Black people by police, and the white supremacist campaign to hijack the Presidential election posed existential threats our democracy. And the threats continue. But these monumental challenges reinforce the importance of ACLU and NYCLU. And the work of the ACLU and NYCLU demonstrates that when we stand up with and for “we the people”, democracy wins.