Academy Award Winner Common Partners With ACLU to Urge America to Vote Smart Justice in 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union today launched a video with Oscar and Grammy-winning artist and social justice activist Common that reminds voters of the urgency in 2018 to push criminal justice reform  forward by electing candidates who embrace priorities like holding police accountable and ending mass incarceration. The video urges users to access VoteSmartJustice.org, where they can find information on where thousands of candidates for office stand on criminal justice reform and mass incarceration. It is a component of the ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice’s non-partisan electoral project to educate…

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ACLU Launches Voter Education Tool for 2018 Midterms with Info on Criminal Justice Platforms of Thousands of Candidates

The American Civil Liberties Union have announced the launch of a new voter education tool, VoteSmartJustice.org, that will elevate criminal justice reform issues during the midterm elections and arm voters with the information they need to make informed decisions at the ballot box. The website is a first-of-its-kind tool that allows users to access information about thousands of candidates for Congress, governor, and state legislature to see where they stand on criminal justice reform issues. Vote Smart Justice 2018 is a non-partisan project to educate Americans on where candidates for…

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ACLU and Workers Take On Facebook for Gender Discrimination in Job Ads

The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only, excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads. The charges were filed on behalf of three female workers, CWA and the hundreds of thousands of female workers CWA represents, and a class of millions of women allegedly denied information on job opportunities…

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ACLU Partners with John Legend, Daveed Diggs, and Others to ‘Quiz’ Public on Criminal Justice Reform

The American Civil Liberties Union Campaign for Smart Justice today announced a public education campaign featuring prominent artists, entertainers, and activists. The “Pop Quiz” video series will educate the public on various components of America’s broken criminal justice system. The campaign includes a suite of videos featuring: John Legend, Grammy and Oscar-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and activist Talib Kweli, musician and entrepreneur Daveed Diggs, Tony and Grammy-winning actor, “Hamilton,” and co-writer, co-star, and producer of “Blindspotting” Giacomo Gianniotti, actor, “Grey’s Anatomy” Michael Bennett, NYTimes bestselling author and activist, Super Bowl…

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ACLU Launches Nationwide Voter Education and Mobilization Program

The American Civil Liberties Union today launched ACLU Voter, the organization’s first nationwide voter education and mobilization program, to ensure all members, supporters, and the broader public vote like their rights depend on it this year. ACLU Voter is the next step in the organization’s increasing political engagement, channeling the energy of the millions of activists who have joined the ACLU since the 2016 election. ACLU Voters will receive a steady drum beat of voter information, including where and when to register to vote, key election dates, candidate scorecards, details…

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