We are all human.

Meet Hanna


Hanna Raithel, the founder of the Indivisible Pledge Initiative, is a dual citizen of Germany and the United States. She was born and raised in Germany, where she worked as an ordained Lutheran reverend until she moved to the United States in 1995. She has always cherished an inclusive society, in which everyone enjoys equal rights and gets an opportunity to succeed in life.

The fact that she grew up in Germany in the shadow of the indescribable horrors committed by the Nazis in the Third Reich left its mark on her. She was raised with the awareness that people have equal rights under the law and that those rights need to be protected for everyone.

Shortly before starting the Indivisible Pledge initiative, I heard a rumor that a business in Washtenaw County had refused to serve a black customer due to their race. This shocked me. I decided that I would like to spend my money at businesses which treated each individual respectfully.