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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. You can check out highlights of our work at Legislative Plaza and take action on a range of issues below.

This year we expect state legislators, emboldened by the hateful actions of the White House, to introduce bills that would harm immigrants and refugees, women, gay and transgender people, and racial and religious minorities. We are also pursuing pro-active initiatives that will increase access to the ballot box; stop discrimination within the criminal justice system based on economic status; and reform the criminal justice system in the areas of juvenile justice, mental health, reentry and more. Thank you for standing with us during this legislative session.

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5 04, 2016

Oppose Creating a Trap for Local Businesses and Law Enforcement

2016-07-12T13:18:10+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

SB 1486/HB 1637 could require employers seeking contracts with state and local entities to disclose E-Verify results, in violation of both federal law and E-Verify program rules. It also threatens [...]

5 04, 2016

Protect Local Law Enforcement Autonomy on Immigration

2016-07-12T13:18:15+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

SB 2267/HB 1969 would require local law enforcement agencies to “fully comply” with the federal Criminal Alien Program (CAP) and other federal immigration laws, effectively forcing local law enforcement to [...]

5 04, 2016

Reduce Incarceration for Marijuana Possession (HB 1478/SB 1572)

2017-03-28T06:53:44+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Categories: Take Action|

HB 1478/SB 1572 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 [...]