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The Women's March is So Much More Than a Trump Protest.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Farrah Alexander

We don't want to see Trump dramatically fail, as we know we'll all suffer. We love this country and want to peacefully demonstrate, staying true to our American values and what really makes America great.

The Alt-Reality Presidency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A strong early resistance offers hope. In 1852, long before the advent of reality television, a self-taught former slave delivered what students of...

Last Week, A Border Agent Stopped And Questioned Me... About My Work For The ACLU

Hina Shamsi | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

The CBP questioning didn't seem to have anything to do with the torture case for which I traveled. Instead, it focused on my work for the ACLU and my citizenship -- Pakistani -- although I've been a legal permanent resident of the United States for more than a decade.

Checks and Balances and The Wise Amendment

Tom Allon | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Tom Allon

Women's March Washington, D.C. photo credit: Caitlin Scanlon The ingenious framers of the American constitution more than two centuries ago got most ...

Trump's Definition Of Deportable 'Broad' And 'Vague'

Elena Shore | Posted 02.02.2017 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

One of President Trump's executive orders on immigration dramatically expanded priorities that determine who can be deported. Immigrant rights advocates and attorneys say that under the expanded definition, nearly any undocumented immigrant could be considered a target.

Finding Traction for Action in the Age of Trump

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Protests have ignited in city streets across the country in the horrifying first 10 days of the Trump presidency. Yet as important as these marches a...

Artists Are Offering Free Drawings In Exchange For ACLU Donations

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.30.2017 | Arts

Stealing this idea from the amazing Sarah Glidden: the ACLU is challenging DT's #muslimban. Donate $50 or more, email me the receipt and address at em...

Resist! The Fight For The Soul Of America

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 01.30.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

The very soul of this nation is in peril.

I'm A Stay-at-Home-Mom And A Proud Feminist

Farrah Alexander | Posted 01.27.2017 | Women
Farrah Alexander

You expected feminists to be a little more Pussy Riot and a little less Carol Brady? You're not alone.

ACLU Announces Mass FOIA For Donald Trump's Business Conflicts

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Moments before Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Uni...

The Activist In All of Us

Alona Elkayam | Posted 01.16.2017 | Women
Alona Elkayam

Dr. Martin Luther King has shaped me in more ways as a complete human than Blondie, Frank Stella, and Barbara Walters shaped me separately as a woman,...

Civil Society During The Trump Years

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Progressive organizations are absolutely essential to protecting our rights and to preserving our democracy and deserver our ongoing support, but they will also face unprecedented challenges; and Americans would be over-optimistic to simply assume that this longstanding safeguard will remain effective in the coming Trump years.

Activist Gifting -- Last-Minute Ideas For The Progressives On Your List

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall This year, my thirty-something kids aren't all that interested in getting the usual shirts, sweaters and jewelry that I l...

Supreme Court Foreshadows Big Constitutional Ruling In Immigration Case

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a highly unusual order in a pending immigration case that could limit President-elect Donald Trump’s powers to ...

Indiana Town Upset After ACLU Helps Remove Cross From Public Property

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.15.2016 | Religion

Hundreds of crucifixes have been erected across an Indiana town in protest after a lawsuit ordered a cross be removed from the town’s Christmas tree...

What Will Trump Team Do On DOJ Private Prison Ban?

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis In what the American Civil Liberties Union hailed as a groundbreaking step, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced with grea...

From NPR's Latino USA: By the Dawn’s Early Light

Latino USA | Posted 11.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week on Latino USA, we look forward as many dig in for the possible political and legal battles to come under the future President Donald Trump. ...

Jeff Nichols on the True Love Story Behind "Loving"

Nell Minow | Posted 10.31.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Jeff Nichols wrote and directed "Loving," based on the story of the inter-racial couple whose case led to the Supreme Court's 1967 decision invalidati...

Goon-Busters Prepare For Trump's Poll Trolls

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans have conjured for Americans a monster more frightening than any Hollywood has ever produced for Halloween. It pales "The Shining."

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

Alison Bass | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.

ACLU Is Ready To Sue Clinton If Her Administration Doesn't Protect Civil Liberties

The Huffington Post | Adam Hamze | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has repeatedly shown through his stances that he cares very little about the Constitution. But his Democratic rival has some troubling po...

Disturbing Report Makes Compelling Case For Decriminalizing Drug Possession

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Criminalizing the personal use and possession of drugs results in “devastating harm,” and states and the federal government need to...

Texas Drops Losing Fight Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics

Texas has given up a legal dispute challenging efforts by the federal government and a refugee aid organization to resettle Syrian refugees in the sta...

It Is Time To Get Real About School Policing

Harold Jordan | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Jordan

Interactions between young people and police don't occur just on the streets of America -- they're happening in our nation's K-12 schools, too. Increasingly police have become "embedded" in schools, in many cases working there full-time.

Police Need Mental Health Education To Prevent More Shootings

Adam Banner | Posted 10.03.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

If we are going to rely on law enforcement as emergency intervention for acute mental illness and substance abuse, then we must provide every officer with the training and resources to make sure those encounters end in help for the ill, rather than death. Oklahoma, and the entire nation, needs reform for officer training.