Knowledge is power. When you know your rights you can better protect yourself, your family, and your community.
If you, your family, or someone you know has been affected by President Trump’s recent executive order banning entry into the United States of nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, [...]
In the wake of Election Day and subsequent rise of hate crimes on vulnerable communities, ACLU wants to make sure those who feel at risk know their rights and have access to the resources they need.
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 [...]
Tennessee’s Fetal Assault Law, which singled out new mothers struggling with addiction and threatened them with jail time, sunset for good on July 1, 2016. Lawmakers opted not to extend [...]
There are many different ways to be a teen activist, and Stand Up/Speak Up: A Guide for Youth Activists explores the experiences of high school students from across Tennessee who used [...]
Reproductive freedom is one of the most personal decisions we can make. All too often, discussions about reproductive rights seem mired in politics rather than focused on our daily lives. [...]
In accord with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the ACLU supports the separation of church and state in order to preserve the free exercise of religion and to [...]
Many complaints about voting and the electoral process raise civil-liberties issues, usually related to either the First Amendment or to the Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection and due process). Typical examples [...]
In Tennessee individuals convicted of a felony lose their right to vote and are oftentimes unaware of the process for restoration of those rights. ACLU-TN, joined by civil rights and [...]
Ex-offenders, even after they have served their sentences, may find that they are deprived of many important civil and constitutional rights and commonly accepted privileges of citizenship. For years after [...]