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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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11 08, 2017

Supreme Court must protect voters’ rights

2018-04-24T15:01:30+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

The ACLU is challenging a voter purge process in Ohio, under which registered voters who do not vote during a two-year period are targeted for removal from the rolls. Until recently, Tennessee had a similar law requiring that voters who failed to vote in prior elections had their names removed — or “purged” — from the voter rolls.

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 [...]

22 04, 2017

Day 93: Share ACLU-TN’s “Let People Vote” resource center

2017-04-21T11:09:05+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share ACLU-TN's  "Let People Vote" resource center Did you know that Tennessee ranked 50th out of 51 states and districts in voter turnout in 2016? Voting rights are a [...]

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 [...]