This week, Super Tuesday sweeps the nation as 14 states gather to vote for their favorite candidates. And—for the first time in 20 years—Maine is holding a presidential primary.
Presidential primaries are in full swing, and volunteers have been asking candidates where they stand on key civil liberties issues. ACLU volunteers across the Northeast headed to New Hampshire to make sure people prioritize civil liberties when choosing a candidate.
Rebecca Gill was out of options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash bail requirement that she couldn’t afford.
ACLU of Maine executive director Alison Beyea gave the follwong comments at a press conference on February 4, 2020:
We must move away from youth incarceration & start investing in community-based solutions.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule to temporarily take effect. The American Civil Liberties Union opposes the rule.