ACLU-TN’s campaigns leverage a range of targeted, integrated tactics — from coalition-building to public education and mobilization, to policy advocacy and beyond — to advance and protect your civil liberties.  Whether we’re working toward ensuring that people are treated equitably in the criminal justice system, protecting voting rights, advancing LGBT equality, securing abortion rights, or ensuring that immigrants and refugees are treated fairly, our strategic campaigns are comprehensive and effective initiatives to defend and promote civil liberties and civil rights in Tennessee.

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24 10, 2016

Police Accountability Campaign

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights|

The goal of ACLU-TN’s statewide Police Accountability Campaign is foster public safety, prevent abuse in encounters between law enforcement and civilians, and improve community-police relations. In our work with law [...]

20 09, 2016

Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice Launches

September 20th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Press Releases|

Organizations From Across Political Spectrum Call for Criminal Justice Reform FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2016 CONTACT: ACLU-TN, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – Leaders from advocacy, business and social service groups with [...]

25 05, 2016

ACLU-TN’s “Let People Vote” Voting Rights Resource Center

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

ACLU-TN's “Let People Vote” campaign is designed to empower voters with an understanding of their voting rights and tools for handling any problems they may encounter at the polls. Available [...]

24 05, 2016

Policing for Profit: The Cost of Civil Asset Forfeiture in Tennessee

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns|

Each year in Tennessee, law enforcement agents seize millions of dollars from civilians during traffic stops and other encounters, simply by asserting that they believe any assets they find are [...]

1 12, 2015

ACLU-TN Launches Civil Asset Forfeiture Campaign in Advance of Holiday Travel

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Campaigns, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2015 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE - In anticipation of upcoming holiday travel across Tennessee, the ACLU of Tennessee today launched an [...]

15 11, 2015

Governors Threaten to Exclude Syrian Refugees

November 15th, 2015|Categories: Campaigns|

In response to the horrific events in Paris, Governor Haslam and dozens of other governors have announced that they oppose — and in some cases will refuse — the resettlement [...]

26 06, 2015

ACLU-TN’s Marriage Guide for LGBT Couples in Tennessee

June 26th, 2015|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, all loving and committed same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry.  ACLU-TN has prepared helpful information outlining what [...]

8 11, 2014

Vote No on Amendment 1

November 8th, 2014|Categories: Campaigns|

Working with coalition partners, ACLU-TN engaged thousands of voters statewide with the "Vote No on Amendment 1" campaign during the November 2014 election, educating and empowering voters about the dangers of anti-abortion [...]

9 08, 2014

TRJN: Tennessee Reproductive Justice Network

August 9th, 2014|Categories: Campaigns, Legal and Community Resources|

The Tennessee Reproductive Justice Network (TRJN) is a loosely-knit group of clergy and community leaders throughout the state spanning the religious and denominational spectrum. Organized by the American Civil Liberties [...]

15 04, 2014

“Who is CCA?” Public Education Campaign

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Campaigns, Publications|

ACLU of Tennessee's “Who Is CCA?” campaign is designed to increase public awareness about special interest groups with a stake in mass incarceration, focusing on the Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of [...]