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What to Expect at the Legislature in 2016

The Tennessee General Assembly is back for the 2016 legislative session. ACLU-TN will maintain a constant presence at the Capitol. But we need your help to build a movement of people who care about equality and justice in Tennessee.

Here's how you can take action:

This legislative session, we are working on a number of proactive criminal justice reform bills, including initiatives on:

  • police body cameras,
  • policing for profit,
  • automatic expungement of criminal records,
  • driver’s license revocation due to indigence, and
  • sentencing reform.

We’re also gearing up to defend against legislative attacks on immigrants and refugees, gay and transgender people, and racial, ethnic and religious minorities. In addition, we’ll be fighting egregious efforts to restrict abortion and to extend the new law that criminalizes mothers struggling with addiction.

You can find the latest legislative developments at our legislative action center.

We’re expecting a fast-paced, challenging and exciting legislative session and need all hands on deck, ready to act. Thanks, as always, for standing up for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Tennesseans.


January 28, 2016: Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms Protected By Federal Law - ACLU-TN Initiative Aims to Raise Schools’ Awareness

January 21, 2016: ACLU-TN: Family Action Council Lawsuit Undermines Equality, Fosters Discrimination

December 1, 2015: ACLU-TN Launches Civil Asset Forfeiture Campaign in Advance of Holiday Travel

November 24, 2015: Organizations Statewide Urge Governor to Rescind Request to Suspend Refugee Resettlement

November 23, 2015: ACLU-TN Files Lawsuit Challenging School Censorship of Pro-LGBT Shirt

November 18, 2015: Call to Round Up Syrian Refugees Is “Reprehensible”

November 16, 2015: ACLU-TN Disappointed With Haslam Request to Suspend Syrian Refugee Resettlement


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