Human Rights

Empathy Public Education

Pro-Empathy Freedom Voters Are the Solution

They exercise their EI, empathy intelligence, Compliance to respect and promote protecting human rights with the rule of law.

Empathy is the soul of democracy, nurturing families, every major world religion, ethical businesses, and the rule of law that protects human rights. We currently have a national empathy deficit, where no state in the USA currently protects human rights with the rule of law. You’re invited to join our 501c3 membership-driven empathy intelligence education collective dedicated to protecting human rights with the rule of law.

What Is Empathy Intelligence Compliance?

Reframing IS social change. First and foremost, EI-compliant people and organizations are committed to making the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) core values – empathy for and responsibility to humanity – the center of constant public discourse.

The UDHR Preamble and Articles 1, 2, 29, and 30 say the most important thing that  “every individual and every organ of society” can do to protect Human Rights Articles 3-28 with the rule of law is to keep UDHR empathy – the human rights moral WHY, “constantly in mind” and teach, educate, and “promote respect for these rights and freedoms by progressive measures.” Empathy Surplus Network USA members and stakeholders of both major political parties do this by framing their personal discourse, social media, mailers, posters, and billboards with empathy.

who cares wins

EI Compliance has four areas:

  1. EI “Trust” Compliance – Caring people and organizations build trust in the rule of human rights law through committed, honest, open, and repeated framing of every possible political issue with empathy for and responsibility to humanity. 
  2. EI “Protection” Compliance – Caring people and organizations protect humanity from billionaires with an effective, democratic politics of care so that everyone can fulfill their full potential and be treated fairly, equitably, and with dignity. 
  3. EI “Collaboration” Compliance – Caring people and organizations shape future generations of diverse nurturing family communities through service in partnerships that collaborate with a politics of care in both the private and public sectors.
  4. EI “Freedom” Compliance – Caring people and organizations create caring economies free from the fear of billionaires with sufficient prosperity and opportunities for all to survive our carbon pollution blanket and thrive.

Join Our Substack and Make Human Rights Empathy the Center of Your Daily Discourse

Reframing IS social change. Become a free Substack subscriber to our Pro-Empathy Voters Are the Solution Substack. Paid Substack subscribers can join our Empathy Surplus Zoom Forums and help us make human rights empathy the center of constant public debate.

Check out George Lakoff’s books and then cast a vote by clicking our 2024 Book Ballot on what YOU would like to read, discuss, and apply to your moral discourse next year.

Consider Joining the UN Global Compact

Reframing IS social change. Empathy Surplus Network USA has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2014. We use the latest insights of the brain from cognitive scientist and linguist George Lakoff. Dr. Lakoff says you must repeatedly talk about what you want to get what you want. Limited-empathy billionaires are good at this. Democracy-loving progressives in both US political parties must get better at framing the protection and empowerment of human rights with the rule of law.

Why Join Our Zoom Forums?

Empathy Surplus Network USA Zoom Forum members aspire to make ESNU a progressive educational alternative to conservative forums like ALEC, reverse our national empathy deficit, and make empathy the center of constant public debate and the MORAL WHY of all legislation. Our membership dues of $10/month are a token of one’s commitment to govern with empathy for and responsibility to humanity. Members receive a login email address in the following format


Caring Thought Leaders Core Values


the soul of democracy


both personal and social


to govern with empathy and responsibility

Pro-Empathy Freedom Voters

Cultivate Empathy with

Culture Diplomacy S.H.O.E.S.

S - Show up at public and private meetings to cultivate empathy

H - Help elected officials cultivate empathy in civic tasks

O - Organize to cultivate empathy in civic tasks

E - Educate about human rights empathy, the soul of democracy

S - Start each day to publicly cultivate empathy

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.

Pro-Empathy Pledge to the People of the World

(Recited while holding a neighbor's hand. People from other countries may insert the name of their country.)

I pledge allegiance to the people of the world

and to my neighbors in the United States of America

and to our human rights, which I defend and promote,

one world governed with empathy and responsibility,

with liberty and justice for all.

Empathy Surplus Network USA is a 501c3 local human rights empathy education community of practice that applies the latest brain insights of George Lakoff to moral and political discourse to protect human rights with the rule of law. To reverse our national empathy deficit, we invite you to join our culture diplomacy initiative to make empathy, the soul of democracy and ethical business, the center of public and private debate. Donations are exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL compact resources

Pro-Empathy Freedom Declaration

I am a progressive -
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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Pro-Empathy Freedom
Declaration Toolkit