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25 06, 2021

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging New Tennessee Law Requiring Restroom Warning Signs

2021-06-25T12:59:21-05:00 June 25th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Tennessee law that would require businesses that allow transgender people to use the restroom that  matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign. 

25 05, 2021

ACLU-TN on Signing of Bill Censoring Academic Discussions on History and Race

2021-05-25T11:10:08-05:00 May 25th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN comment on the governor censoring academic discussions about American history, race, and gender in Tennessee public-school classrooms.

14 05, 2021

ACLU-TN Pushes for Veto of Legislation Censoring Academic Discussions of History, Race & Gender

2021-05-14T11:13:45-05:00 May 14th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We sent a letter urging Governor Lee to veto legislation that would censor academic discussions about American history, race, and gender in Tennessee classrooms.

10 05, 2021

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto Legislation Discriminating Against Transgender People

2021-05-10T15:58:43-05:00 May 10th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter to Gov. Lee urging him to veto legislation that would unconstitutionally discriminate against transgender people in public schools and businesses.

3 05, 2021

Bills Creating New Crimes, Penalties Undermine Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

2021-05-03T15:45:19-05:00 May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

Our analysis of passed and currently pending legislation illustrates that the TGA is undermining Governor Bill Lee’s criminal justice reform agenda.

9 04, 2021

Advocates Reach Agreement with Shelby County Sheriff to Fix Dangerous Pandemic Jail Conditions

2021-04-09T14:58:31-05:00 April 9th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge has approved an agreement reached between local and national civil rights advocates and the Shelby County sheriff to improve jail conditions to protect people from COVID-19.

9 04, 2021

ACLU-TN Launches Campaign to Shine a Light on Money Bail Practices in Rural Tennessee Counties

2021-04-12T13:54:23-05:00 April 9th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Funded by a grant from the Vera Institute of Justice, the campaign unfolds the story of money bail's devastating impact on rural communities in Tennessee, as told by the community members themselves.