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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ACLU Makes Six-Figure TV Ad Buy as Trump Closes in on Supreme Court Pick

As President Trump closes in on his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, the American Civil Liberties Union launched a six-figure TV ad buy today in Maine and Alaska. The ads call on Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to insist Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court take a clear public position on a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. “President Trump has promised to replace Justice Kennedy with someone who would take away the constitutional right to have an abortion altogether,” said Faiz Shakir, ACLU national political…

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Postmates, OkCupid, Broadway Stars, and More Partner with ACLU During LGBT Pride Month

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, the American Civil Liberties Union has partnered with a variety of businesses and celebrities to work towards a goal of making equal opportunity the law and the norm in all 50 states. “Day after day, LGBT people are being told by the Trump administration and other government officials that their identities are not valid,” said James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project. “But you are valid, and we are so pleased to partner with these businesses and celebrities who see you,…

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ACLU Launches Six-Figure Ad Campaign to Educate Immigrant Communities on Their Rights When Dealing with ICE

The American Civil Liberties Union is launching today a six-figure advertising buy to ensure immigrant communities know their legal rights in interactions with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The organization is investing to reach vulnerable communities with “We Have Rights,” a campaign launched with Brooklyn Defender Services last month which consists of four videos narrated in seven languages by celebrities. The Spanish and English ads will be featured on Radio Campesina, part of the Cesar Chavez Foundation and a trusted news source amongst farm workers and the undocumented community, and online…

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