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ACLU-TN is a constant presence at the state capitol during the Tennessee General Assembly session, working to advance legislation that expands or protects our civil liberties and fighting against bills that infringe on our freedoms.

But your voice is essential. Check out highlights from ACLU-TN’s legislative agenda below and take action.

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6 02, 2017

Make it easier for recently-released people to get a job

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

In Tennessee each year, well over ten thousand people are released from jail or prison after serving their time for a felony conviction. Finding a job is crucial to their [...]

22 07, 2016

ACLU Election 2016

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Publications, Take Action|

Learn more about ACLU's non-partisan constitutional analysis of election issues.

1 07, 2016

Sign ACLU-TN’s “I Stand for Reproductive Freedom in Tennessee” Pledge

July 1st, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

In Tennessee, we are currently facing an all-out assault on reproductive freedom. In the wake of the passage of Amendment 1, the 2014 statewide ballot initiative that amended the state [...]

20 06, 2016

Sign ACLU-TN’s “I Stand for LGBT Equality in Tennessee” Pledge

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

For over 25 years, ACLU-TN has focused on a wide range of civil liberty issues that directly affect the LGBT community, including the right to privacy, equal protection and treatment [...]

9 04, 2016

Ban the Box

April 9th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

SB 2440/HB 2442 would ensure a fair opportunity to Tennesseans seeking a second chance by prohibiting a state employer from inquiring about an applicant's criminal history on an initial employment [...]

5 04, 2016

Protect Innocent People from Execution

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

In 2016, ACLU-TN joined with partners and successfully lobbied for SB 2342/HB 2377,  which ensures that innocent people are not executed by requiring that biological evidence collected for death penalty [...]

5 04, 2016

Reduce Incarceration for Marijuana Possession (HB 873/SB 1211)

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

SB 1211/HB 873 would remove the felony designation that is currently applied to the third or subsequent conviction for simple possession of a half-ounce of marijuana or less. These measures [...]

5 04, 2016

Stop Youth Solitary Confinement

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

Solitary confinement is the most extreme form of isolation, and involves physical and social isolation in a cell for 22 to 24 hours per day for children as young as [...]

5 04, 2016

Clean Records for Innocent Tennesseans

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

SB 1896/HB 1752 would allow individuals whose charges are dismissed to obtain a court order to have their records cleared at the time of the dismissal, at no cost. By [...]

5 04, 2016

Stop the Mandatory Ultrasound Bill

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

Decisions about reproductive health are among the most personal a woman can make. She should be able to make them in consultation with her doctor, faith and family, without politicians [...]