Human Rights Youth Education

Our human rights youth education reflects our educational commitment to preserve and promote the American ideal of strong, diverse communities of nurturing families that care for each other and raise up nurturers. Research shows that the most effective human rights advocates who happen to be parents pick up crying infants to foster a sense of protection and empowerment in their children. Research also shows that the ideal economy is a caring, circular economy where we protect and empower the human rights of ALL wealth creators, i.e., the people.

The Human Rights Pocketbook Venture (HRPV)

The Empathy Surplus Network USA launched the HRPV in 2018 to partner with other civil society organizations, ethical businesses, and government task force agencies to distribute complimentary pocketbook copies of the Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights to teachers and students in K-12 and college every year.

Human Rights Pocketbook Venture Organizational Teams

The HRPV Partners are individual volunteers of member organizations of the human rights youth education branch of the Empathy Surplus Network USA (ESNU). HRPV partner volunteers fundraise and recruit teachers on behalf of their own organization’s efforts to educate youth about human rights under the Human Rights Pocketbook Venture banner. They brand their efforts using their own organizational logos and mission. Each dollar raised by HRPV partner volunteers is invested as follows:

  • 55% for ESNU pocketbook creation with partner input
  • 15% for ESNU shipping and handling of pocketbooks
  • 10% for ESNU administration
  • 20% sent directly to member organizations every trimester

Want to help fundraise to sponsor human rights youth education and recruit teachers?

Click this link to join or start a team. Are you not a part of an organization? Join the Empathy Surplus Network USA Team. Are you a member of one of the organizations shown below? Join their team to fundraise. Just want to donate? Click on one of the logos below, choose a fundraiser, and donate!

Teachers, Click Here to Receive Complimentary Pocketbooks.


Sustained Human Rights Pocketbook Donations / Year

ALL-TIME Human Rights Pocketbooks donated since 2018

Click on a team logo below to find a fundraiser and make your donation.

Commitment to Govern with Empathy for and Responsibility to Human Beings

is the goal of the people of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles 1 and 29, respectively. The following 28-minute YouTube video by the United Nations Human Rights illustrates why the simple act of sharing the human rights pocketbook with young children has great benefits in educating their parents.

Our Human Rights Pocketbook Venture

We are grateful for sponsors who donated $2500 or more to launch this youth human rights education initiative.

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the soul of democracy


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to govern with empathy and responsibility


Pro-Empathy Philosophy

Stronger America(ns) 

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reframes free markets

Better Futures

reframes lower taxes

Effective Government

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Mutual Responsibility

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George Lakoff's Resources

The basic idea is this: Dr. Lakoff's resources are free and open to all. He will provide framing suggestions regularly over social media, and whoever receives them can decide how to use them, and whether to share them or retweet them.  Dr. Lakoff's process is bottom-up.

Dr. Lakoff also offers this framing service to activist organizations, media folks, and elected officials and their staff.

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The Empathy Surplus Network USA is a charitable human rights thought leaders continuing education collective headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio. We fulfill our mission with adult weekly forums and partnerships with teachers and organizations to distribute complimentary copies of the Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights to K-12 and college students. Donations are exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Pro-Empathy Freedom Declaration

I am a progressive -
a caring human being
in a strong, diverse community
of nurturing families.
I am a pro-empathy voter and
govern with empathy for and
responsibility to others.
I here highly resolve that
this nation shall have
a new birth of freedom
- and that government
of the people,
by the people,
for the people
shall not perish
from the earth.
I am a person
with human rights.
I care for my own
Safety and Happiness
and that of others.
I am the solution to
expanding life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
And for the support of this
declaration, joining
progressive human rights
advocates and
pro-empathy voters,
we mutually pledge
to each other
our Lives, our Fortunes,
and our sacred Honor.
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