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The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy 501(c)(4) organization. Visit our site for more about us and our affiliated org, the ACLU Foundation.

Joined on February 12 2008
2019-10-19 00:22:38

BREAKING: In our lawsuit against Florida's poll tax, a federal court ruled that the right to vote can't be denied just because someone is unable to pay fines and fees.

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2019-10-18 20:33:43

The Trump administration is trying to make it legal to turn people away from health care services based on a provider's religious views. This is discrimination. We‘re in court today to stop this proposal.

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2019-10-18 19:41:28

While one arm of the Department of Homeland Security is processing Anahi’s green card application, the other is fighting in court to take her from her family, and deport her before her application can be approved.

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Roylan Hernandez-Diaz's death in solitary confinement is a horrific and preventable tragedy. We will not stand by while ICE tortures people who are exercising their right to seek asylum in the United States. https://www.laaclu.org/en/press-releases/aclu-louisiana-statement-death-asylum-seeker-roylan-hernandez-diaz-ice-custody

Roylan Hernandez-Diaz's death in solitary confinement is a horrific and preventable tragedy. We will not stand by while ICE tortures people who are exercising their right to seek asylum in the United States. https://t.co/wOOCoq2Cnv https://t.co/WL4ZwabKQ6
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2019-10-18 16:41:39

Today, we’re unveiling our Smart Justice 50 State Blueprints. The blueprints are the product of more than two years collecting data, analyzing policies, and learning from people impacted by our mass incarceration crisis.

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2019-10-18 15:59:41

Yesterday, our Voting Rights Director @dale_e_ho testified to Congress about voting restrictions based on lies that noncitizens register to vote in significant numbers. Here's some of what Dale had to say:

Yesterday, our Voting Rights Director @dale_e_ho testified to Congress about voting restrictions based on lies that noncitizens register to vote in significant numbers.

Here's some of what Dale had to say: https://t.co/atDJzWH8BH
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2019-10-18 12:32:40

🎙 This week on our podcast, hear from ACLU lawyers in Kentucky and in Maine, who are working to protect reproductive freedom in two dramatically different contexts.

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2019-10-18 01:35:00

This was a grossly invasive search. It never should have happened.

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2019-10-18 00:07:00

It's been 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were kidnapped and brought to this country. It's time that we have an honest conversation about reparations.

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2019-10-17 22:39:00

Payday lenders say they provide access to credit and cash when needed, but what they really provide is unmanageable debt.

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2019-10-17 22:16:04

Lawmakers have a responsibility to reform our surveillance laws to prevent the warrantless spying of people in the United States

Quoted@dnvolz

After FISA Court disclosures last week, over 40 civil liberties groups, including @ACLU, @CenDemTech and @GovAcctProj, send letter to House Judiciary Committee asking to include a Sec. 702 "backdoor search" fix in looming Patriot Act renewal legislation

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2019-10-17 21:16:48

Our criminal legal system forces innocent people to plead guilty all of the time. Cody Gregg pleaded guilty to a crime that he didn't commit to avoid languishing in a decrepit jail.

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2019-10-17 20:31:03

Body cameras were promised as a tool for officer accountability. They should not be twisted into surveillance systems to be used against communities. Congress must step in to safeguard our privacy rights and civil liberties from CBP's dystopian plans.

Quoted@blakersdozen

New: Border Agents Could Get Bodycams With Facial Recognition Technology

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2019-10-17 17:22:00

This is simple: If Catholic Social Services wants a government contract for providing child welfare services, they cannot discriminate against same-sex couples.

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2019-10-17 16:55:00

Yesterday, we sent a letter to the State Department demanding an investigation into the misuse of Department resources to support and promote a proselytizing speech (more of a sermon, really) delivered by Secretary Pompeo.

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2019-10-17 15:14:52

Our thoughts are with the Cummings family during their time of grief. @RepCummings worked with us on a number of pressing civil liberties and civil rights issues, including opposing the Patriot Act and fighting for more equitable funding for students in @BaltCitySchools

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2019-10-17 16:12:00

If @HUDgov gets its way, millions of people, especially people of color, people with disabilities, and survivors of domestic violence, could be denied access to housing simply because of who they are. We have until TOMORROW to stop them.

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2019-10-17 15:43:00

The empathy shown to Guyger shines a light on how differently the criminal legal system treats people of color.

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2019-10-17 14:50:11

We recommend that states decline this new voluntary request from the Census Bureau. It appears to be yet another scheme to dilute the political power of communities of color.

Quoted@NPR

The Census Bureau is asking states to voluntarily share driver's license records as part of the Trump administration's efforts to produce detailed data about the U.S. citizenship status of every person living in the country.

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2019-10-17 14:12:37

We’re testifying in the House right now on voting restrictions based on false or exaggerated assertions about noncitizens registering to vote. Time and again, these claims have evaporated under minimal scrutiny.

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2019-10-17 01:14:48

Cyntoia's ordeal is not just deeply unjust, but it is also a clear example of what has driven our mass incarceration crisis. Cyntoia's story is an incredibly brave one, and she is not alone.

Quoted@TODAYshow

Cyntoia Brown-Long was just 16 years old when she was sentenced to life in prison for murder, but the case was far from clear-cut. After 15 years behind bars, Cyntoia is now free after being granted clemency following a celeb-led campaign to reconsider her sentence.

Cyntoia Brown-Long was just 16 years old when she was sentenced to life in prison for murder, but the case was far from clear-cut.

After 15 years behind bars, Cyntoia is now free after being granted clemency following a celeb-led campaign to reconsider her sentence. https://t.co/XUadQi6Jfk
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2019-10-16 23:54:41

Last Friday, both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Barr doubled down on promoting the administration’s favored brand of Christianity.

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2019-10-16 22:59:47

For decades the Disparate Impact Rule has been critical in challenging housing discrimination. Dismantling that rule will put people — especially people of color and survivors of domestic violence — at risk.

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2019-10-16 20:11:36

Julius Jones’ case had evidence of racism, prosecutorial misconduct, and really, really bad lawyering.

Quoted@LauraBurstein1

Just in: Attorneys file clemency petition today on behalf of #JuliusJones along with letters of support via @thecitysentinel:

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2019-10-16 19:56:42

Sharing your pronouns is easy! Using language that empowers everyone helps ensure that we all know we belong. #PronounsDay

Sharing your pronouns is easy! Using language that empowers everyone helps ensure that we all know we belong. #PronounsDay https://t.co/qYLHmrp4ih
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2019-10-16 19:13:25

FACT CHECK: The Health Care Rights Law still prohibits discrimination — and health care for trans people is medically necessary.

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2019-10-16 18:26:14

LIVE from Matamoros, Mexico, right across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas: Hundreds of people are being blocked from applying for asylum. They are forced to live in "tent cities" under Trump's Remain in Mexico policy. This is happening right at our doorstep.

LIVE from Matamoros, Mexico, right across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas: Hundreds of people are being blocked from applying for asylum. They are forced to live in "tent cities" under Trump's Remain in Mexico policy.

This is happening right at our doorstep. https://t.co/VP4QvU9hkX
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2019-10-16 17:05:29

UPDATE: Berkeley just became the latest city to ban face recognition surveillance. The city joins San Francisco, Oakland, Somerville, and the entire state of California to prove that this dystopian technology isn’t inevitable.

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2019-10-16 14:39:26

Congress has now twice disapproved of Trump’s abuse of emergency powers for a border wall. We thank all lawmakers who rejected this blatant power grab. With this veto, Trump is still defying Congress to further his xenophobic and illegal vanity project.

Quoted@jbendery

In the middle of this Democratic debate, Trump just vetoed the Senate bill that would end his emergency declaration to get money to build his wall.

In the middle of this Democratic debate, Trump just vetoed the Senate bill that would end his emergency declaration to get money to build his wall. https://t.co/1DaBICNMsG
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2019-10-16 02:36:32

🗣 Saying it again for the people in the back: Access to abortion should not depend on where you live or how much money you make.

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