I’ve spent the last six months on the frontlines of the legal battle to protect incarcerated people from preventable illness and death as jails and prisons fumbled their response to the COVID-19 crisis.
We the People: Democracy Depends on Us is the ACLU of Maine's annual event. It will be available to view on September 17 starting at 3 p.m.
When the 19th Amendment, ratified on August 18, 1920, finally allowed women to vote, ACLU founder Crystal Eastman, an ardent suffragist, was not interested in a victory celebration.
Homelessness is a racial and gender justice issue. Homelessness and racism are public health emergencies requiring investment in housing, treatment, and services—not segregation and criminalization. Punishing people for sleeping outside or silencing protests raises serious constitutional concerns
Early this year, Detroit police arrested Robert Williams — a Black man living in a Detroit suburb — on his front lawn in front of his wife and two little daughters (ages 2 and 5). Robert was hauled off and locked up for nearly 30 hours. His crime?
Over the last week, ACLU staff across the country have worked as legal observers; educated protesters about their rights; been arrested, tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets; challenged curfews; organized town halls; talked to victims of police abuse; donated money to