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.

Day 73: Don’t revoke Tennesseans licenses simply because they can’t afford their court fees and fines

April 2, 2017

   Don’t revoke Tennesseans licenses simply because they can’t afford their court fees and fines Urge lawmakers to stop taking away people’s drivers’ licenses simply because they can’t afford to pay court fees and fines. This week, legislators will take up a bill fixing a punitive state law that revokes the driver’s license of a person who can’t pay off their court debts within one year, unfairly targeting poor people who are unable to pay expensive legal fees and resulting in tens of thousands of Tennesseans losing their means of getting and keeping a job, supporting their families and successfully re-entering society.

Day 72: Make a Gift to ACLU in memory of the freedom fighter who inspired you

April 1, 2017

   Make a Gift to ACLU in memory of the freedom fighter who inspired you Was there someone in your life who showed you what it meant to love civil liberties, who taught you that the fight for justice never stays won? Someone who is no longer with us, but who still inspires you to get out there and fight for our freedoms every day?

Day 71: Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility and pledge to show up for trans youth

March 31, 2017

   Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility and pledge to show up for trans youth Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate those in the trans community and highlight the discrimination faced by a population so frequently ignored. While we have made great strides in the fight for equality, #trans people need support now more than ever.

Day 70: Watch Ed Snowden’s lawyer discuss democracy in a surveillance state

March 30, 2017

   Watch Ed Snowden’s lawyer discuss democracy in a surveillance state In a surveillance state, can democracy survive? That’s the question ACLU-TN posed to Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project and lawyer to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. For #100DaysTN, watch Wizner discuss the #NSA’s mass surveillance program and the impact of state-sanctioned spying on the future of privacy, free speech and democracy in a post-Snowden America:

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