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ACLU vigorously defends the right of all Americans to freely practice their religion and express their faith, or to choose not to practice a religion.  We oppose government endorsement of one set of religious beliefs and practices over another, and we support individuals’ right to worship as they please without government interference or influence.

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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 [...]

18 03, 2017

Day 58: Tell Trump that it’s his job to stand up to hate

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Trump that it’s his job to stand up to hate Trump has said the hundreds of recent hate acts targeting Black people, immigrants, Muslims, and Jewish people, are [...]

17 03, 2017

Day 56: Take the Norooz Challenge, the first ACLU #LiveTogether challenge

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Take the Norooz Challenge, the first ACLU #LiveTogether challenge As ACLU fights the Muslim ban in court and in our communities, we extend this Happy Norooz message to Iranian-Americans [...]

13 03, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on State’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN joined a lawsuit challenging Memphis' creation of a list of people who require a police escort while visiting City Hall, contending that it violates the First Amendment and a 1978 ACLU-TN consent decree prohibiting the Memphis government from monitoring constitutionally-protected political activities.

9 03, 2017

Day 49: Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11 This Saturday at 4 PM CT, thousands of freedom fighters across the country are meeting up to [...]

7 03, 2017

Day 47: Tell your senators that Trump’s new Muslim Ban is still a Muslim Ban

2017-03-28T06:53:25+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make sure your senators know that Trump’s new Muslim Ban is still a Muslim Ban We’re not fooled: Trump’s new travel plan is just Muslim Ban 2.0 – still [...]

7 03, 2017

Oppose Forcing Local Law Enforcement Into Voluntary Federal Immigration Enforcement

2017-03-28T06:53:25+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Under current state and federal law, all governments and law-enforcement agencies must already comply with federal immigration law. But a sweeping and extreme bill moving through the state legislature would [...]