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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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31 03, 2017

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

2017-04-11T14:57:06+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Civil asset forfeiture, the practice that gives law enforcement the power to seize property from someone who has not been convicted of a crime, allows Tennessee law enforcement agencies to [...]

31 03, 2017

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

2017-04-03T09:57:12+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Under current Tennessee law, a person who has been charged with a crime or has served their time and is leaving prison must pay off their court fees and fines [...]

14 03, 2017

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

2017-04-11T14:39:07+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

For thousands of students in Tennessee who work hard and graduate from high school, the dream of going to college and choosing a career isn’t accessible or realistic. Why not? [...]

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 [...]

10 03, 2017

Don’t Brand Foreign Visitors to Tennessee

2017-04-04T15:53:45+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|Tags: |

Currently certain foreign travelers, such as business executives, scientists, engineers, professors and international students – all of whom have been authorized by the federal government to be in the United [...]

6 03, 2017

Support Taking a Closer Look at Innovative Ways to Improve Operation of Local Jails

2017-03-28T06:53:25+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Every day, Tennessee's county jails house approximately 28,000 inmates. Our state's local jails are overcrowded and costly to operate, and local officials are often forced to address mental health and [...]