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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. Review ACLU-TN’s legislative agenda for the 2017 session here or check out highlights of our work at Legislative Plaza and take action below.

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14 06, 2017

Make Nashville Safe for Immigrant Families

2017-08-08T12:20:08+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Tell the Metro Council to protect our immigrant and refugee neighbors by supporting Ordinance BL-739, which would place reasonable limits on how the city will respond to voluntary immigration enforcement requests and allocate local resources to do the federal government's work.

31 03, 2017

It’s Time To Be Transparent About Tennessee’s Unfair Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

2017-08-08T12:26:50+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Update: This bill was signed into law on May 25, 2017. Civil asset forfeiture, the practice that gives law enforcement the power to seize property from someone who has not [...]

31 03, 2017

Stop Punishing Tennesseans Simply Because They Cannot Afford to Pay Court Fees and Fines

2017-08-08T12:28:17+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Update: This bill was signed into law on May 18, 2017. Under current Tennessee law, a person who has been charged with a crime or has served their time and [...]

14 03, 2017

Make the Dream of College a Reality for Tennessee High School Graduates

2017-08-08T12:31:04+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

UPDATE: This legislation failed in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee on April 11, 2017. For thousands of students in Tennessee who work hard and graduate from high school, [...]

10 03, 2017

Oppose Forcing Local Law Enforcement Into Voluntary Federal Immigration Enforcement

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Under current state and federal law, law enforcement agencies must already comply with federal immigration law. But a sweeping and extreme bill moving through the state legislature would force localities [...]