ACLU Launches Nationwide Tour to Mark 100 Year Anniversary

To mark its 100 years of defending civil rights and civil liberties, the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to South by Southwest to kick off a tour of pop-up interactive exhibitions about voting rights, immigrants’ rights, and mass incarceration that will engage tens of thousands of attendees across the country. “For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has blazed trails, taken on the most difficult fights, and worked tirelessly to protect the civil liberties and rights of every person in this country,” said ACLU Chief Communications Officer Michele Moore. “The…

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ACLU to Challenge National Emergency Declaration

The American Civil Liberties Union has announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s emergency powers declaration to secure funds to build a wall along the southern border.  ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero issued the following statement: “By the president’s very own admission in the Rose Garden, there is no national emergency. He just grew impatient and frustrated with Congress, and decided to move along his promise for a border wall ‘faster.’ This is a patently illegal power grab that hurts American communities and flouts the checks and…

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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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