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ACLU Files FOIA Demanding Facts Behind Trump's Vote Fraud Claim

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 05.13.2017 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for any possible facts supporting Donald Trump’s claim that the pr...

Mississippi County Cops Engage In 'Systematic Targeting Of Black Residents,' Lawsuit Alleges

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.08.2017 | Black Voices

The sheriff’s department of Madison County, Mississippi, methodically and often brutally targets black residents with a coordinated system of checkp...

Tom Hanks Says Trump Immigration Policies Go Against Common Sense

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.17.2017 | Entertainment

When asked at the Stand for Rights telethon to benefit the ACLU which candidate he’d like to see run for president, documentary filmmaker Michael Mo...

Steve Buscemi Sums Up Why He Burned Trump 'Big Lebowski'-Style

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.17.2017 | Entertainment

At this point, many people think Donald Trump is out of his element as president of the United States. Recently, Seth Meyers even went so far as to co...

Michael Moore Claims Trump Has Already Made A 'Declaration Of War'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 04.17.2017 | Entertainment

Michael Moore appeared at “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU” on Friday night, and discussed his time interacting with the non-profit back ...

Jane Krakowski Supports 'Boating Lights' At ACLU Event

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 04.17.2017 | Entertainment

Jenna Maroney — uh, we mean Jane Krakowski — came out to talk about “boating lights” during “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU” Fri...

Tom Hanks Puts The ACLU's Mission In Words The Internet Understands

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 04.17.2017 | Entertainment

If there’s anyone who could compel Americans to stand up and fight for human rights, it’s “America’s sweetheart” Tom Hanks. As the de facto ...

10 Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Moments That Are BFF Goals

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.30.2017 | Entertainment

If you look up the definition of BFF, you’ll probably find a picture of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. (Actually, no, don’t do that. I lied to you. I d...

HuffPost Partners With Celebs To Support ACLU

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 03.31.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

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Tear-Jerking 'This Is Us' Moments Ranked Using Sadness Meter

The Huffington Post | Lauren Moraski | Posted 03.28.2017 | Entertainment

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the Season 1 finale of “This Is Us,” and we must admit, Tuesday nights just aren’t the same. The first...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is King Of The Inspiring Acceptance Speech

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 03.27.2017 | Arts

History has its eyes on Lin-Manuel Miranda, and he constantly delivers. The “Hamilton” creator is known to win things ― he nearly MacPEGOT’d ...

After Outcry, Arizona GOP Kills Bill That Would've Treated Protesters Like Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

An Arizona bill that would have let the state government charge protesters the same way it charges terrorists will not get a hearing in the state Hous...

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 04.18.2017 | 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...