Presidential primaries are in full swing, and ACLU affiliates across the country are working hard to make sure that civil liberties are at the forefront of people's minds when choosing a candidate. As part of the Rights for All campaign, volunteers have been asking candidates the hard questions and getting answers to where they stand on key civil liberties issues.
ACLU supporters are a powerful force when they team up – this is clear from the number of candidates that took firm positions on priority issues, the number of ACLU Voters visible at candidate events, the number of voters educated on where candidates stand, and the number of press stories generated by our efforts.
While Super Tuesday is still a week away, the ACLU of Maine couldn’t wait to jump in and help take the fight for civil liberties straight to the voters.
Our volunteers were trained in canvassing and together knocked on hundreds of doors. They distributed Rights for All literature to voters, collected commitments from voters to be Rights for All voters, and had amazing conversations with people about why civil rights are personally important to them.