HJR 0037 would amend the Tennessee Constitution to state that "liberties do not come from government, but from Almighty God."
April 19: On Thursday, April 19, immigrant families, faith leaders, educators, and organizers will be holding statewide actions against mass deportations tearing Tennessee families apart. The actions come on the two week anniversary of the largest worksite raid in over a decade in Morristown, Tennessee where 97 workers were arrested by immigration enforcement agents.
June 10 – June 12: The ACLU Conference brings together ACLU members and activists alike for learning, mobilization, and inspiration. The event is an opportunity for members from around the country to exchange ideas, to celebrate the extraordinary history of the ACLU, and to look forward to the challenges ahead.
Tennessee’s ironically-named "safekeeping" law is used to remove certain pretrial detainees — including pregnant women, people with illnesses or mental health issues, and even young people — from local jails and to send them to state prison and other facilities if the local jail is deemed "insufficient" to house them.
SB 1575/HB 2106 would fix an antiquated law that is used to remove "special needs" pretrial detainees — including pregnant women, people with illnesses or mental health issues and young people — from local jails and send them to state prison and other facilities if the local jail is deemed "insufficient" to house them.
SB 2062/HB 2111 would reduce the size of drug-free zones from 1000 feet to 500 feet around schools and other facilities, bringing the law more in line with its intent of actually protecting children and saving taxpayers over $3 million a year in incarceration expenses.
SB 2480/HB 2620 would force the state attorney general to defend any local education agency that discriminates against transgender children by enforcing policies that limit access to single-sex spaces based on “biological sex.”
Legislation has been proposed that would take steps to improve election security in our state by requiring each county to adopt voting systems that create a paper trail that can be audited if necessary.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - ACLU-TN will participate in a University of Tennessee College of Law CLE program that will help lawyers gain a better understanding of the needs of Muslim clients, particularly in civil rights and discrimination cases, in cases involving human trafficking, and with rights of domestic workers.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Tennessee in an effort to block refugee resettlement in the state. ACLU-TN and the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition had voiced opposition to the legislation that enabled the legislature to file the lawsuit.