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ACLU


The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy 501(c)(4) organization. Visit our site for more about us and our affiliated org, the ACLU Foundation.

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BREAKING: Today, we filed a lawsuit with @ACLU_MD  against the Baltimore Police Department to challenge the deployment of a city-wide aerial surveillance program that would put virtually all residents under constant, aerial surveillance.

BREAKING: We just secured a settlement banning Pennsylvania's policy of holding anyone sentenced to death in solitary confinement. Long-term solitary confinement is torture. This fight isn't over until we end it nationwide.

Congress must address these gaps in the next relief bill to ensure the well-being of people, families, and communities across the country.

The aerial surveillance program is the equivalent of having a police officer follow you every time you leave the house. Like most police technologies, it will hurt Black and brown communities — the most vulnerable to racist and abusive policing.

If this wide-area aerial surveillance program is allowed to move forward, we can expect mass surveillance to spread in cities across the country. We’re suing to make sure that doesn’t happen.

In our newest episode of At Liberty, we spoke with a few people whose circumstances — from detention to solitary confinement to inaccessibility — have made them familiar with isolation long before the coronavirus pandemic.

We are using every tool in our toolbox, and are now taking our case to the airwaves: Governors, sheriffs, prosecutors, and the president have the power — and responsibility — to save lives. A jail or prison sentence should not become a death sentence.

To provide meaningful protection and support for people of color, a COVID-19 response must address the pervasive racial injustices at the federal, state, and local level. Thank you, @wkamaubell , for your work ✊

The experiences of people who have been prisons and jails are not a joke.

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BREAKING: We just blocked Alabama's abortion ban. With this federal court ruling, it's official: None of the state abortion bans passed earlier this year are in effect. Abortion remains legal in all 50 states.

The Supreme Court ruled that students don't have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance—that goes for the national anthem on the ballfield too.

Reminder: The consequences of family separation will far out-last this administration. Watch one family's reunion after months of separation. #FamiliesBelongTogether 

BREAKING: The Department of Labor just proposed a rule that aims to let government contractors fire workers who are LGBTQ, or who are pregnant and unmarried, based on the employers’ religious views. This is taxpayer-funded discrimination in the name of religion. Period.

BREAKING: President Trump is the third president in our nation's history to be impeached.

BREAKING: The FCC just voted to dismantle #netneutrality . This represents a radical departure that risks erosion of the biggest free speech platform the world has ever known.

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