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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.