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.
ACLU-TN will honor Dwight Lewis with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s fundraiser, The Constitution Uncorked. ACLU-TN will also present the Benjamin S. Pressnell Bill of Rights Award to Cesar Bautista, Jazmin Ramirez and Zacnité Vargas, who have dedicated themselves to fighting for the rights of DACA recipients in Tennessee.