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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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23 03, 2017

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement of Youth

2017-05-05T10:17:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction in an American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee lawsuit challenging the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. The injunction prohibits the county from subjecting children in its detention facility to solitary confinement as punishment while the case proceeds.

22 03, 2017

Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms Halted in Committee

2017-05-05T10:18:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE — Today the bill that would have prohibited transgender students from accessing restrooms and other sex-segregated [...]

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 [...]

6 03, 2017

Tell Lawmakers to Stop Pushing Legislation that Harms Transgender Students

2017-08-08T12:40:20+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

UPDATE: This legislation failed in the Senate Education Committee for lack of a motion on March 22, 2017 and was taken off notice in House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee [...]

4 03, 2017

Day 44: Tell lawmakers that we are sick and tired of legislation that harms transgender students

2017-03-28T06:53:25+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Tennessee lawmakers that we are sick and tired of legislation that harms transgender students Last year, a broad coalition of Tennesseans came together to defeat a bill that [...]