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ACLU-TN works to preserve and extend constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties and civil rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race and ethnicity.  From advancing voting rights and criminal justice reform to combatting racial profiling, selective enforcement of drug laws, and the school-to-prison pipeline, ACLU-TN fights to stop discrimination based on race and ethnicity and to ensure equal opportunities for communities of color.

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23 02, 2021

ACLU-TN Statement on ETSU Men’s Basketball Team Taking a Knee and Lawmakers’ Response

2021-02-23T17:19:41-06:00 February 23rd, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN reacts to ETSU men's basketball players taking a knee during the national anthem and state lawmakers' efforts to suppress free speech.

20 11, 2020

Court Lets Part of Tennessee Abortion Ban Take Effect

2020-11-20T17:38:25-06:00 November 20th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has let the part of Tennessee's abortion ban that prohibits abortion if sought for reasons related to Down syndrome, race or gender to take effect in Tennessee.