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.
ACLU-TN Statement on Expulsion of Legislators After School Shooting
Tennessee House of Representatives expelled Rep. Justin Jones, and Rep. Justin Pearson from the state legislature, while continuing the shameful legacy of disenfranchising and silencing the voices of marginalized communities and the Black lawmakers they elect.