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.
Sign up to host a “People Power” Resistance Training on March 11 People Power, ACLU’s new effort to engage with grassroots volunteers nationwide, will kickoff with a Resistance Training [...]
Attend a city council meeting Civic engagement—just like peaceful protest—is a cornerstone of democracy, and more and more people are showing up these days to demand accountability from their [...]
Stop legislative crackdown on protesters’ free speech No one should have to fear for their safety simply for exercising their constitutionally-protected right to speak freely, but that's what bills [...]
Take the People’s Oath Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We don’t know what the first act of his presidency will [...]
In the wake of Election Day and subsequent rise of hate crimes on vulnerable communities, ACLU wants to make sure those who feel at risk know their rights and have access to the resources they need.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2016 CONTACT: ACLU-TN, 615-320-7142 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee issued the following statement in response to the recent incident [...]
ACLU-TN successfully settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Giles County student censored by her school for wearing a pro-LGBT shirt.
There are many different ways to be a teen activist, and Stand Up/Speak Up: A Guide for Youth Activists explores the experiences of high school students from across Tennessee who used [...]
The rights of free speech are guaranteed to us by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by Article I, Section 19 of the Tennessee State Constitution. These [...]