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ACLU-TN works to preserve and extend constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties and civil rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race and ethnicity.  From advancing voting rights and criminal justice reform to combatting racial profiling, selective enforcement of drug laws, and the school-to-prison pipeline, ACLU-TN fights to stop discrimination based on race and ethnicity and to ensure equal opportunities for communities of color.

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21 04, 2017

Day 92: Learn about the problems with school policing

2017-04-21T10:53:26+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the problems with school policing Police officers assigned to patrol schools often use physical force on students, arrest and handcuff them, and bring the weight of the [...]

16 04, 2017

Day 87: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by reading “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

2017-04-15T13:32:16+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects [...]

8 04, 2017

Day 79: Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities

2017-04-07T14:53:14+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities WATCH: The Department of Homeland Security is trying to expand 287(g), a program to deputize state and local law enforcement as [...]

3 04, 2017

Day 74: Tell lawmakers we need government transparency about civil asset forfeiture laws

2017-03-31T15:21:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell lawmakers we need government transparency about Tennessee's unfair civil asset forfeiture laws This week, the #TNleg will take up a bill that would be an important first step [...]

2 04, 2017

Day 73: Don’t revoke Tennesseans licenses simply because they can’t afford their court fees and fines

2017-03-31T15:15:50+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Don't revoke Tennesseans licenses simply because they can’t afford their court fees and fines Urge lawmakers to stop taking away people's drivers' licenses simply because they can't afford to [...]

31 03, 2017

It’s Time To Be Transparent About Tennessee’s Unfair Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

2017-04-11T14:57:06+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Civil asset forfeiture, the practice that gives law enforcement the power to seize property from someone who has not been convicted of a crime, allows Tennessee law enforcement agencies to [...]

31 03, 2017

Stop Punishing Tennesseans Simply Because They Cannot Afford to Pay Court Fees and Fines

2017-04-03T09:57:12+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Under current Tennessee law, a person who has been charged with a crime or has served their time and is leaving prison must pay off their court fees and fines [...]

27 03, 2017

Day 67: Read one immigrant’s experience living in rural Tennessee

2017-03-28T12:34:32+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read "Twenty years and counting in Tennessee," about one immigrant's experience living in rural Tennessee "People anywhere are usually better individually than collectively [and] when you meet people half-way, [...]

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 [...]