speak up for

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These artists have graced both stage and screen and have committed to Speak Up for Kids for the past eight years, using their voices to raise money for those without a voice.
Especially at this delicate point in world history, our elected officials should speak up for church-state separation and full liberty for persons of all religious and philosophical perspectives.
As one tradeswoman explains, "Being the only woman on a construction site [means] having no one to relate to, not having rest-room facilities, having to speak up for myself on issues that I feel are unfair practices at work, and not having any support."