Day 85: Learn about “The New Jim Crow”

April 14, 2017

   Read the New Jim Crow or listen to an interview with author and former ACLU attorney Michelle Alexander “Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.”- Michelle Alexander For #100DaysTN, listen to former ACLU attorney Michelle Alexander discuss her book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” and her argument that America’s mass incarceration system is actually a new legal caste system: http://www.npr.org/2012/01/16/145175694/legal-scholar-jim-crow-still-exists-in-america Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 85: Learn about “The New Jim Crow” appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.

Day 84: Know Your Rights: Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers

April 13, 2017

   Know Your Rights: Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers – What to Do If You Face Workplace Discrimination Although state and local laws and protections differ across the country, federal law protects new and expecting mothers in the workplace. Check out ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Federal Law and Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers,” to learn more, then share with any new moms in your life.

Day 83: Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses

April 12, 2017

   Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses From controversial speaking engagements being cancelled, to student athletes facing backlash for taking a knee during the national anthem, to protests and counter-protests, how the First Amendment plays out on university campuses has been hotly debated lately across the country. Urge #TNLeg support for a bill that would clarify how #freespeech protections are implemented at our state’s public colleges and universities, strongly reinforcing the freedom of speech and expression: http://bit.ly/2pq97eE #100DaysTN Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 83: Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.

Day 82: Know your rights before going to prom or graduation

April 11, 2017

   Know your rights before going to prom or graduation Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for prom and graduation. Make sure you and the high schooler in your life know how the Constitution applies to things like prayer at graduation ceremonies and school policies prohibiting same-sex prom dates or prom clothing that does not conform to traditional gender norms: http://bit.ly/2oVvQD1  ACLU has got your back — even on prom night!

Day 81: Show off your ACLU pride with civil liberties swag!

April 10, 2017

   Show off your ACLU pride with civil liberties swag! Wear your ACLU pride loud and proud with some of the fabulous swag from ACLU’s official online store! From I-Know-My-Rights hoodies to pocket Constitutions to #Resist tote bags to #freespeech baby onesies, the best kind of swag is the kind that announces to the world that you a proud member of Team ACLU!

Day 80: Know Your Rights: What to Do If You’re Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI

April 9, 2017

   Know Your Rights: What to Do If You’re Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. Make sure you know your rights, your responsibilities, and proper conduct when encountering police in ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: What to Do If You’re Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI,” located here: http://bit.ly/2oaZqCT #100DaysTN Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 80: Know Your Rights: What to Do If You’re Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.

Day 79: Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities

April 8, 2017

   Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities WATCH: The Department of Homeland Security is trying to expand 287(g), a program to deputize state and local law enforcement as Trump’s deportation force, and one Tennessee agency has already applied to join. For #100DaysTN, learn what 287(g) is and the danger it poses to Tennessee communities: Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 79: Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.

Day 78: Ask the governor of Arkansas not to execute 8 prisoners in 10 days

April 7, 2017

   Ask the governor of Arkansas to halt his plan to execute 8 prisoners in 10 days Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is racing to put eight prisoners to death over ten days in April, before his stock of a controversial drug that has caused botched and painful executions in the past expires on April 30.

Day 77: Read “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

April 6, 2017

   Read “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi For 14 long years, ACLU client Mohamedou Slahi was unlawfully imprisoned by the U.S. government despite never being charged with a crime. Thirteen of those years were at Guantánamo Bay prison, where he was subjected to gruesome torture, suffering systematic physical abuse, sleep-deprivation, humiliation, and psychological terror.

Day 76: Tell NCAA they’re wrong about North Carolina’s so-called “repeal” of HB2

April 5, 2017

   Tell NCAA they’re wrong about North Carolina’s so-called “repeal” of HB2 The NCAA just announced that North Carolina’s so-called #HB2 “repeal” bill is sufficient to justify bringing championship games back to the state — but they’re wrong. North Carolina cannot provide a “nondiscriminatory environment” by replacing HB2 with a new law that still bars cities from passing #LBGT non-discrimination protections.

Day 75: Share the ACLU-TN Students’ Rights Handbook with a public school student.

April 4, 2017

   Share the ACLU-TN Students’ Rights Handbook with a public school student From dress codes to drug tests, Tennessee high school students need to #KnowYourRights too! Make sure the high schooler in your life has ACLU-TN’s Students’ Rights Handbook, designed to empower young Tennesseans with an understanding of their rights as students, exploring the civil liberties issues teens face every day, from banned books and the Pledge of Allegiance to anti-LGBT bullying and locker searches: http://bit.ly/2nB8Cgs #100DaysTN Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 75: Share the ACLU-TN Students’ Rights Handbook with a public school student.

Day 74: Tell lawmakers we need government transparency about civil asset forfeiture laws

April 3, 2017

   Tell lawmakers we need government transparency about Tennessee’s unfair civil asset forfeiture laws This week, the #TNleg will take up a bill that would be an important first step to reform our state’s unfair civil asset forfeiture laws by increasing government transparency about the practice. Tell lawmakers that transparency is essential for Tennesseans to be aware of the extent and prevalence of our state’s unfair civil asset forfeiture practices: http://bit.ly/2oiy7Y2 #100DaysTN Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 74: Tell lawmakers we need government transparency about civil asset forfeiture laws appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.