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The first 100 days of a first term U.S. president have been called the period when their power and influence is at its greatest. Donald Trump has made it clear that he intends to take fast and ruthless action that undermines the civil liberties and civil rights of millions of people living in this country – our friends, our families and our neighbors.

Here at the ACLU of Tennessee, we too have a vision – one we know that many of you share.

We envision a state and a nation where the core values of equal treatment, justice, dignity and human rights are a reality for every person.

We are seizing this moment, these first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, to move closer to our vision. We hope you will join with us by taking action:

  • To challenge any efforts by the Trump administration to fulfill his unconstitutional campaign promises
  • To advance reforms that promote justice and equality and fight measures that would trample on the rights of people in our own state
  • To raise awareness about civil liberties issues and our rights
  • To build community with Tennesseans from all walks of life

Starting Inauguration Day, we will share an action item on Facebook and Twitter each day for the next 100 days (#100DaysTN), and post it to this page. Please take as many of these actions as you can and invite others to do the same.

Because each of us can make a difference in the struggles that lie ahead. Because change is won not just in the courtroom and at the capitol, but on the street, in the school yard, at the water cooler – in hearts and minds. By ordinary people taking actions great and small that move us closer to freedom and equality.

Together, we the people have the power to shape our world.

To keep the arc of history bending toward justice.

What will you do today?

100 days letters TAKE ACTION

 

30 03, 2017

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

2017-03-30T10:02:10+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   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 [...]

28 03, 2017

Day 68: Sign the “I Stand for LGBT Equality in Tennessee” pledge

2017-03-28T12:36:02+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Sign "I Stand for LGBT Equality in Tennessee" pledge Recently, Tennesseans have faced a wave of anti-#LGBT legislation, and ACLU and our supporters have been right there to hold [...]

27 03, 2017

Day 67: Read one immigrant’s experience living in rural Tennessee

2017-03-28T12:34:32+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read "Twenty years and counting in Tennessee," about one immigrant's experience living in rural Tennessee "People anywhere are usually better individually than collectively [and] when you meet people half-way, [...]

26 03, 2017

Day 66: Stop life without parole for juvenile offenders

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop life without parole for juvenile offenders This week, lawmakers will take up a bill that would eliminate life without parole for minors and give children caught up in [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

23 03, 2017

Day 63: Learn how the new labor secretary could impact LGBT & women workers

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the impact the new labor secretary could have on LGBT and women workers LGBT and women workers — indeed every single worker in this country — deserve [...]

22 03, 2017

Day 62: Tell Congress: Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Congress: Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently found that under the plan to repeal the ACA, 24 million more Americans would lose [...]

21 03, 2017

Day 61: Make the dream of college a reality for Tennessee high school graduates

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make the dream of college a reality for Tennessee high school graduates For thousands of TN students, the dream of going to college and choosing a career isn't accessible [...]