Sep 25, 2023
National Civil Rights Organizations Call on Louisiana Governor, Pardon Board to Commute Death Sentences
The joint letter to the governor and pardon board details pervasive racial bias in the death penalty
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Sep 25, 2023
California’s Court of Appeals Rules that Meta Can't Evade Liability in Case Claiming Facebook’s Ad Tools Violate Users' Civil Rights
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s First District Court of Appeal has ruled that Facebook can be sued for allegedly discriminating on the basis of gender and age, in violation of...
Sep 25, 2023
ACLU Urges Congress to Strike Down Dangerous Legislation Threatening to Destroy Digital Privacy and Free Speech Online
In a letter to lawmakers, the ACLU and 60 partner organizations opposed the STOP CSAM act, citing significant harms to free speech and an increase in government surveillance.
Sep 25, 2023
ACLU Announces Kriston McIntosh as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union announced today the appointment of Kriston Alford McIntosh as the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer of the ACLU. “There...
Sep 20, 2023
ACLU Applauds TPS Redesignation for Venezuela
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced today that it will redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela, extending protections for migrants from the South A...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Sep 19, 2023
ACLU Applauds the Introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to Restore and Strengthen the Landmark Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON – Today the American Civil Liberties Union lauded the reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore and strengthen the landmar...
Issue Areas: Voting Rights
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