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Origins of LEFT
LEFT was founded in 1924 when a group of researchers, citing mental problems encountered by lefthanded children when forced to write right- handed in school, set out to change a centuries-old mindset that using the left hand for commonly righthanded tasks was inherently wrong. Following the lead of the then-young American Civil Liberties Union, these researchers enlisted the help of educators, experts in propaganda, and a nationwide network of supporters.

The uphill climb was difficult and took years of intense work, but by the early 1960's the team had declared victory over forced righthandedness. Subsequently LEFT set out to ensure equal representation in both government and industry, and they will not stop until a lefthanded pair of scissors is sold next to a righthanded pair in every thrift store.