Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself 2021-04-01T13:48:50-05:00

concerned woman looks out window ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto Legislation Discriminating Against Transgender People ACLU-TN sent a letter to Gov. Lee urging him to veto legislation that would unconstitutionally discriminate against transgender people in public schools... read more 2021 TGA Criminal Penalty Increases Infographic Check out our infographic showing the impact of the TGA's 41 passed or pending bills that would increase criminal penalties and costs... read more In Our Backyards: Money Bail in Rural Tennessee In partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, we traveled to rural counties across the state to learn first-hand how unfair money bail... read more young woman at BLM protest ACLU-TN Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict ACLU-TN's statement in response to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict read more torch web Tennessee’s Medically Unsound ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law Remains Blocked By Federal Courts A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a state law that would have forced doctors to provide false and misleading... read more

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1505, 2021

State Lawmakers Are Trying to Ban Talk About Race in Schools

A nationwide attempt to censor discussions of race in the classroom is underway. In recent weeks, Republican lawmakers across the country have proposed bills banning teaching “divisive concepts” in K-12 public schools and in public [...]