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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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1 02, 2018

Where are the Refugees? A Year After the Ban

2018-02-01T12:17:00+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Events|

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 - It's been one year since Trump issued his first travel ban. Join ACLU-TN to learn more about the current state of the refugee resettlement program, the ongoing attacks on immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, and what we can do to fight back.

24 01, 2018

ACLU of Tennessee Secures Return of Vet’s Car Seized Through Civil Asset Forfeiture

2018-01-24T14:59:53+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has secured the return of a vehicle seized without cause from a disabled veteran by Mount Juliet police last September.

5 01, 2018

Coming home to a more honest, honorable Memphis

2018-04-24T14:52:34+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

A false narrative about slavery — that it wasn’t that bad or that extensive, that it ended conclusively more than a century ago, that the Civil War was about states’ rights or something else — has allowed America to avoid confronting the truth about our history.

11 12, 2017

ACLU-TN Urges Lawmakers to Get Tough with CoreCivic

2017-12-11T11:41:08+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to members of the state Senate and House government operations committees urging members to ensure that the Tennessee Department of Correction requires CoreCivic to meet contractual obligations or else ends its relationship with the private prison corporation.

2 11, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Tennessee’s Failing Grade in National Bail Report

2017-11-02T13:19:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN responds to the state of Tennessee earning an “F” in the Pretrial Justice Institute’s new report on the quality of pretrial justice systems nationwide.

27 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Wins Defense of Woman Who Called Out White Supremacy

2017-10-27T14:36:01+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has prevailed in an appeal on behalf of a Franklin County woman charged with defamation for calling someone who displayed a League of the South bumper sticker on his car a “white supremacist” on social media.

26 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on White Supremacist Rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro

2017-10-27T16:25:52+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

The ACLU of Tennessee forcefully condemns racism, bigotry and hate in all forms, especially the ideology of white supremacists that continues to plague our nation, reflecting our country’s history of slavery and racial violence.

20 10, 2017

Free Know Your Rights and Legal Resource Training for Faith Leaders

2017-10-20T12:02:44+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission presents Free Know Your Rights and Legal Resource Training for Faith Leaders Friday, October 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Islamic Center [...]