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Women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education.  However, women and girls still face women still face discrimination, violence, and institutional barriers to equal participation in society.  ACLU-TN works to ensure that women can enjoy the benefits of full equality and participation in work, education, and every sphere of our communities.

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25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

23 03, 2017

Day 63: Learn how the new labor secretary could impact LGBT & women workers

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the impact the new labor secretary could have on LGBT and women workers LGBT and women workers — indeed every single worker in this country — deserve [...]

23 03, 2017

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement of Youth

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN joined a lawsuit challenging Memphis' creation of a list of people who require a police escort while visiting City Hall, contending that it violates the First Amendment and a 1978 ACLU-TN consent decree prohibiting the Memphis government from monitoring constitutionally-protected political activities.

22 03, 2017

Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms Halted in Committee

2017-03-22T16:54:45+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN joined a lawsuit challenging Memphis' creation of a list of people who require a police escort while visiting City Hall, contending that it violates the First Amendment and a 1978 ACLU-TN consent decree prohibiting the Memphis government from monitoring constitutionally-protected political activities.

22 03, 2017

Day 62: Tell Congress: Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Congress: Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently found that under the plan to repeal the ACA, 24 million more Americans would lose [...]

20 03, 2017

Day 60: Stop the 20-week abortion ban in Tennessee

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop the 20-week abortion ban in Tennessee Tomorrow, lawmakers will take up a bill that would essentially ban abortions after 20 weeks except in medical emergencies, make the definition [...]

15 03, 2017

Day 54: Join the Resistance March and Rally in Nashville

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Join the Resistance March and Rally in Nashville President Trump is coming to Nashville tomorrow and Senators Corker and Alexander will be in attendance. Join ACLU-TN this Wednesday, March [...]

9 03, 2017

Day 49: Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11 This Saturday at 4 PM CT, thousands of freedom fighters across the country are meeting up to [...]

8 03, 2017

Day 48: Reject attempts to drastically restrict abortion in Tennessee

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Reject attempts to drastically restrict abortion in Tennessee 3 PM DEADLINE: If you haven’t yet, act now to urge the #TNLeg to reject legislation that would dramatically restrict abortion [...]