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Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy.  ACLU-TN works to ensure that all eligible voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted; to make voting as easy and accessible as possible; and to make sure that all votes are counted equally.  Highlights of our voting rights work include defending ballot secrecy, educating the public about voting rights, challenging barriers preventing people with prior felony convictions from restoring their right to vote, and combatting burdensome photo ID and other restrictive laws.

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26 02, 2017

Day 38: Share ACLU-TN’s “Get Help” form

2017-03-28T06:53:27+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share ACLU-TN’s “Get Help” form The ACLU receives thousands of requests for legal assistance from individuals throughout the state who are looking for help defending their civil liberties and [...]

8 02, 2017

Day 20: Read Coretta Scott King’s letter on Sessions’ “attempt to intimidate … black voters”

2017-03-28T06:53:29+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read civil rights icon Coretta Scott King's 1986 letter on Jeff Sessions’ “attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters” Last night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the [...]

4 11, 2016

Hargett is “Wrong”: Purged Voters Must Be Granted Provisional Ballots

2017-03-28T06:53:35+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2016 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee today sent a letter to Tennessee Secretary [...]

19 09, 2016

ACLU-TN to Honor Bernard Werthan with Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-03-28T06:53:37+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Press Releases|

Next Generation of Social Justice Advocates to Receive Pressnell Bill of Rights Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The [...]

9 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Voting Rights and Elections Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T11:58:55+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Many complaints about voting and the electoral process raise civil-liberties issues, usually related to either the First Amendment or to the Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection and due process). Typical examples [...]