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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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11 05, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on DA Decision Not to File Charges in Jocques Clemmons Killing

2017-05-11T16:51:12+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

District Attorney General Glenn Funk today announced that he will not file charges against the police officer who killed Jocques Clemmons. Hedy Weinberg, ACLU of Tennessee executive director, released the following statement in response:

1 05, 2017

287(g) Marcha y Acción en Knoxville/ 287(g) March and Rally in Knoxville

2017-05-01T15:57:47+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Events|

Monday, May 1, 2017 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST City County Building 400 Main St SW, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 RSVP HERE El Sheriff del Condado de Knox JJ Jones, quiere unirse [...]

29 04, 2017

Day 100: Celebrate #WeThePeople’s incredible defense of liberty in Trump’s first 100 days

2017-04-29T12:39:54+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Celebrate #WeThePeople's incredible defense of civil liberties during Trump's first 100 days Over the past 100 days, we have seen a barrage of attacks on civil liberties at the [...]

26 04, 2017

Day 97: Tell the Knox County mayor and county commission to oppose anti-immigrant 287(g)

2017-04-26T16:26:38+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell the Knox County mayor and county commission to oppose Sheriff J.J. Jones' anti-immigrant 287(g) application Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones has applied for 287(g), an #ICE program deputizing [...]

25 04, 2017

Day 96: The “Constitution is for Everyone” — check out this campaign video

2017-04-25T16:22:58+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   The "Constitution is for Everyone" — check out this campaign video No matter who you are or what language you speak, the Constitution is for all of us. For [...]

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 [...]