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Our Constitution and democratic system require that the government be transparent and accountable to the people—but not that people’s lives be an open book to the government. ACLU has been at the forefront of challenging the government’s secret surveillance, watchlists and unchecked information-sharing; its violations of our rights to privacy, free speech, due process and association; and its stigmatization of minority communities and activists disproportionately targeted by surveillance.  ACLU-TN also supports open government, including access to information.  Open government is a cornerstone of democracy that enables advocates, activists and the press to monitor government performance and expose corruption. Without transparency in government activities, the American people are vulnerable to deception and abuse by our leaders.

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29 01, 2015

Students’ Rights Handbook

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

The Constitution doesn’t place age requirements on the protection of individual rights from intrusion by all government entities—and that includes students at public schools. This guide is designed to empower [...]

24 11, 2014

The Vigil (Winter 2014)

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “Let People Vote:” an article on ACLU-TN’s voting rights campaign, “ACLU-TN Protects Williamson County Students’ Rights to Privacy, Free Speech,” “6th Circuit Court Upholds Tennessee Marriage Ban, [...]

17 09, 2014

The Vigil (Fall 2014)

September 17th, 2014|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “ACLU-TN Launches Voter Empowerment Campaign for November Election,” “Clergy Discuss Dangers of Amendment 1,” “The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Community Conversation,” “Why Ferguson is Any City, USA,” and [...]

1 04, 2014

ACLU-TN Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2013-2014

April 1st, 2014|Categories: Annual Reports|

Review ACLU of Tennessee’s accomplishments, challenges and learn more about what’s on the horizon for civil liberties with our annual report from the 2013-2014 fiscal year. ACLU-TN FY 2013-2014 Annual [...]

14 01, 2014

ACLU-TN Launches “Countdown to Colbert” Campaign

January 14th, 2014|Categories: Press Releases|

Satirical Campaign Highlights Anti-Civil Liberties Legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2014 Contact: Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director; (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – In an effort to increase public awareness about legislation [...]

1 04, 2013

ACLU-TN Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2012-2013

April 1st, 2013|Categories: Annual Reports|

Review ACLU of Tennessee’s accomplishments, challenges and learn more about what’s on the horizon for civil liberties with our annual report from the 2012-2013 fiscal year. ACLU-TN FY 2012-2013 Annual [...]

9 05, 2012

The Vigil (Spring 2012)

May 9th, 2012|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “’Scopes Revisited’: Intelligent Design in Tennessee Classrooms?” “Haywood County: Protecting LGBT and Pregnant Students from Their Principal,” “It Ain’t Pretty: A Wrap-Up of the 2012 Legislative Session,” [...]

1 04, 2012

ACLU-TN Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2011-2012

April 1st, 2012|Categories: Annual Reports|

Review ACLU of Tennessee's accomplishments, challenges and learn more about what's on the horizon for civil liberties with our annual report from the 2011-2012 fiscal year. ACLU-TN FY 2011-2012 Annual [...]

2 11, 2011

Demand Your dotRights!

November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN's dotRights campaign is focused on updating and expanding privacy laws to include new developments in technology, so that the government has the same restrictions on access to Americans’ private, [...]

1 04, 2011

ACLU-TN Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010-2011

April 1st, 2011|Categories: Annual Reports|

Review ACLU of Tennessee's accomplishments, challenges and learn more about what's on the horizon for civil liberties with our annual report from the 2010-2011 fiscal year. ACLU-TN FY 2010-2011 Annual [...]