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.
Face surveillance technology poses unprecedented threats to civil rights, civil liberties, and open, democratic society. We wrote in to express strong support for the proposed prohibition on face surveillance sponsored by Councilor Ali.