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This Gorgeous Blog Fights Hate With Everyday Immigrant Stories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.24.2017 | Impact

One group is hoping to counter intolerance with a simple approach: sharing true stories of immigrant life. Launched earlier this month, nonprofit co...

Obama's Top Civil Rights Official Takes Over 'Nerve Center' Of Trump Resistance

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The former top official at the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is taking over the Leadership Conference on Civil and...

Trump Administration A No-Show At Hearings On Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights heard from civil rights and other advocacy groups on Tuesday about their concerns with th...

Searches Of Travelers' Electronics Should Require A Warrant, ACLU Contends

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union contends U.S. customs agents should have to obtain search warrants before they rifle through travelers’ electroni...

A Bunch Of Celebs Are Putting On A Facebook Telethon For The ACLU

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.21.2017 | Entertainment

Two months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, fears that the president’s administration will try to curtail U.S. civil rights has led some of Holl...

Why These Moms Think Every School Should Have A Doll With A Headscarf

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.17.2017 | Parents

It hasn’t been easy for Safaa Bokhari to practice her faith as a Muslim woman in America. The mom, who lives in Oakland, Pennsylvania, said she’s ...

Trump's New Travel Ban Challenged In Courts Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics

GREENBELT, Md. ― Lawyers for the Department of Justice and for refugee resettlement organizations, academics and immigrants who claim they are affec...

ACLU Launches Massive Local Resistance To Trump's Agenda

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.13.2017 | Impact

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to get people to mobilize against President Donald Trump’s policies ― and it’s looking for people who a...

Irish And American Progressives Are Organizing A St. Patrick's Day Rally Against Trump In New York

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

In the hopes of amplifying their objections to President Donald Trump and his policies, Irish and American progressive activists will host an event ca...

Cop Who Tried To Keep Driver From Filming Reignites Debate Over Police Privacy

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

A police department in Wilmington, North Carolina, is backtracking after one of its officers was captured on video telling a citizen ― falsely ― t...

Prosecutors Withdraw Warrant To Search Dakota Access Protesters' Facebook Accounts

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics

UPDATE: Facebook users who are members of the Bellingham #NoDAPL coalition page need no longer worry about law enforcement examining their accounts. O...

Girl Raises More Than $2,000 For The ACLU With 'Everyday Superheroes' Art

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.09.2017 | Parents

In less than two months, a 12-year-old in New York has used her creative talent to raise more than $2,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union. Sash...

'Kindness Is Everything' Signs Promote Love In Response To Hate

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.24.2017 | Parents

Amid the recent rise in hate crimes, political polarization and fear among marginalized communities, a group of mothers is promoting a message of love...

Judge Denies ACLU's Motion To Recoup Legal Fees From Marriage Equality Battle

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.07.2017 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union will not be able to recoup legal fees it incurred in a lawsuit against Kim Davis, the county clerk i...

What To Do During ICE Stops

NationSwell | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
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By Emily B. Hager President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security are strictly enforcing immigration laws. Homeland Security Secretary John F....

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 ACLU Is Taking Its Trump Fight From The Courtroom To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.27.2017 | Impact

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

The 'Hamilton' Cast Made Lin-Manuel Miranda Cry On The Oscars Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.26.2017 | Latino Voices

Lin-Manuel Miranda shed a tear even before he’d stepped into the Dolby Theater for the Oscars on Sunday night. The 37-year-old star arrived on the r...

Why You Need To Read These Hateful Internet Comments About Trans Kids

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.28.2017 | Queer Voices

On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded a guidance protecting the right of transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with the...

Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Will Lead To 'Witch-Hunt,' Rights Groups Say

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

Over 80 prominent American civil rights and faith-based groups have come out against President Donald Trump’s reported plan to designate the Muslim ...

Arizona Republicans Want To Prosecute Protesters The Same Way They Do Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

UPDATE: Feb. 28 ― Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard (R) announced Monday that the chamber will not hear a bill that would permit the government to ...

ACLU Sues Milwaukee Over Stop-And-Frisk, Widening Challenge To Police Practice

Reuters | Nick Wing | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

By Julia Harte | WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Wednesday to halt Milwaukee’s stop-and-frisk policy, a nationally controversi...

9 Parents On How They're Teaching Their Kids To Resist Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened now. Tell...

11 Amazing Acts Of Love Inspired By Trump's Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

Meet The Transgender Teen Heading To SCOTUS To Fight For His Rights

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.10.2017 | Queer Voices

A transgender teen at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case regarding equal rights for trans people is the focus of a powerful new video from The Ameri...