ACLU Announces New Acting Political Director

The American Civil Liberties Union announced today the naming of Ronald Newman as acting national political director of its National Political Advocacy Department (NPAD). “I’m excited to appoint Ronnie to lead and carry forward the ACLU’s strategic political advocacy work to expand and protect civil rights and civil liberties for all,” said Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. “Under Ronnie’s direction, we will be able to build on our successes in the midterms and continue the momentum to expand our advocacy and political work in the 2019 legislative fights and the…

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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 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 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 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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