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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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11 04, 2017

Day 82: Know your rights before going to prom or graduation

2017-04-11T15:15:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know your rights before going to prom or graduation Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for prom and graduation. Make sure you and the high schooler [...]

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 [...]

6 04, 2017

Day 77: Read “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

2017-04-06T15:32:34+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi For 14 long years, ACLU client Mohamedou Slahi was unlawfully imprisoned by the U.S. government despite never being charged with a crime. [...]

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

2017-05-05T10:19:05+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee General Assembly today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the federal [...]

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 [...]