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The First Amendment protects individuals’ right to free speech and expression regardless of the popularity of the viewpoint.  Free speech is vital to a vibrant democracy.  ACLU-TN has long championed individuals’ right to speak, read, publish and protest freely, without fear of censorship.

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15 09, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Demands Portland City Council Drop Drag Show Ban

2017-09-15T16:42:29+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to the mayor and Board of Alderman of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a proposed, unconstitutional ordinance that effectively bans drag shows.

29 04, 2017

Day 100: Celebrate #WeThePeople’s incredible defense of liberty in Trump’s first 100 days

2017-04-29T12:39:54+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Celebrate #WeThePeople's incredible defense of civil liberties during Trump's first 100 days Over the past 100 days, we have seen a barrage of attacks on civil liberties at the [...]

25 04, 2017

Day 96: The “Constitution is for Everyone” — check out this campaign video

2017-04-25T16:22:58+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   The "Constitution is for Everyone" — check out this campaign video No matter who you are or what language you speak, the Constitution is for all of us. For [...]

20 04, 2017

Day 91: Know your right to photograph or film police, protests and more

2017-04-20T14:17:46+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know your right to photograph or film police, protests and more Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – including federal [...]

12 04, 2017

Day 83: Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses

2017-04-24T09:57:34+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses From controversial speaking engagements being cancelled, to student athletes facing backlash for taking a knee during the national anthem, to protests and [...]