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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

Know Your Rights: What to Do If Questioned by Police, FBI or Immigration Agents

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Publications|

Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Farsi, and Somali Being well versed in your rights never feels more important than when you’re being questioned by a police officer, [...]

14 01, 2014

ACLU-TN Launches “Countdown to Colbert” Campaign

2017-03-28T06:53:48+00:00 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 [...]

2 11, 2011

Demand Your dotRights!

2017-03-28T06:53:48+00:00 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, [...]