The fight is on--are you in?
Tennessee's legislative session is now in full swing. ACLU-TN is down at the Capitol every week, strategically and creatively working to pass legislation to expand your civil liberties and civil rights and to defeat bills that would take away your freedoms.
Over the next few months, we will be advocating for the rights of all Tennesseans, including:
"Smart on Crime" solutions that address inequalities in our broken criminal justice system, such as stopping law enforcement's unfair seizure of property for their own profit;
LGBT equality, including expanding bullying protections to more students in our public schools;
Fair treatment for immigrants, such as increasing access to higher education for all graduates;
Privacy in our homes, businesses, and online, like requiring law enforcement to get warrants before electronically tracking Tennesseans;
Religious freedom, especially ensuring that public schools do not sponsor religious activities;
Voting rights, such as increasing access to the ballot box; and
Reproductive freedom without government mandates or political interference, including mobilizing to defeat the November 2014 ballot initiative that would erode women's right to access safe and legal reproductive health care.
This is a good time to touch base with your legislators to let them know your rights are important to you. You can also check out the latest on ACLU-TN's legislative work at our action center, or through Facebook and Twitter.
Our agenda this session is ambitious, but we are embracing the challenge. With your voice and support, we are confident that we can create a fair and just Tennessee for all of us.
February 18, 2014: ACLU-TN Gratified “Religion to Discriminate” Bill Not Moving Forward
January 21, 2014: On Roe Anniversary ACLU-TN Urges Tennesseans to Take Action
January 14, 2014: ACLU-TN Launches “Countdown to Colbert” Campaign; Satirical Campaign Highlights Anti-Civil Liberties Legislation
December 13, 2013: ACLU Files Brief Supporting Contraceptive Coverage Rule; Rule Does Not Violate Religious Liberty