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The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy 501(c)(4) organization. Visit our site for more about us and our affiliated org, the ACLU Foundation.

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Get up to 50% off site-wide our merch at https://t.co/w2miKPubkr now through Monday. https://t.co/ci19ZlYLHnTreaties are the foundation of federal Indian law. They’re essential to the rights tribes still possess, as well as… https://t.co/74Gn3AuOFvIt’s time to talk about reparations. Congress should begin the process of repairing and restoring after centuries… https://t.co/amj20Dr7Ij
11/27
2020
Today, remember the workers who provide the food many of us will eat. We’re suing to protect their health. https://t.co/wlOwnkfRyTWe can’t believe we have to say this… We’re going to the Supreme Court next week to tell the Trump administration… https://t.co/P5pln8EVZQWater protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline endured militarized crackdowns, police abuse, and daily intimi… https://t.co/QOSPVNM8ZC🎶 Want something new to listen to this week? Tune in to our playlist of Native and Indigenous artists to celebrate… https://t.co/mCtjsgvAC2Water protectors challenging pipeline construction have always had — and will always have — the right to protest.… https://t.co/3D9ueRAHqGHear directly from Montana CBP how common racial profiling is among their colleagues. This is why we fight. https://t.co/0Id9adSi6kIn our interview with @Josue_Foto, he describes the feeling of visiting Standing Rock for the first time as an indi… https://t.co/24fy2GWnrgWe must center racial justice in legalization efforts. It’s not enough just to decriminalize and legalize. We nee… https://t.co/xboHgk3ghp
11/26
2020
In order to reckon with present day discrimination, our country needs to acknowledge its history of systemic racism… https://t.co/KQJJ4W5rHu📝 Take note! You can support our work protecting civil rights and civil liberties by purchasing one of our blank no… https://t.co/iEtew7LyToOur country's epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women is going largely unnoticed. This Native American H… https://t.co/2dVmAMZlRBThe conditions that our pregnant clients are held under — mostly pretrial — while incarcerated at the LA County jai… https://t.co/hAKAbEMAd5🗣 Speaking Spanish is not a crime, CBP. https://t.co/ikwC8gZq3oWe read the Constitution. Apparently, the Trump administration doesn’t. We’re going to the Supreme Court again to… https://t.co/RY5Ykld5tJWe sued CBP for illegally arresting American citizens simply for speaking Spanish in Montana in 2018, and our lawsu… https://t.co/7jYFt3IdiwEvery meatpacking plant should be providing basic COVID-19 protections. Without them, workers and others in the com… https://t.co/LuxXI7wfW2
11/25
2020
🗓️ As of last week, at least 193,660 incarcerated people are sick with COVID-19. At least 1,484 incarcerated peopl… https://t.co/lGKvz0OGKdThis ridiculous lawsuit is an unconstitutional attempt to subvert our democracy and disenfranchise Wisconsin voters… https://t.co/uEvaED5Qwb
Retweeted by ACLUIn almost every case that music lyrics are used as evidence, the defendant has been Black or Latinx. https://t.co/kZpt5zp3FEThe legal mandate is clear — every single person is included in the census, and every single person is represented… https://t.co/uDZZSAl5NLIf the Supreme Court becomes just another political arena, constitutional rights will cease to function as a check… https://t.co/9ctlFS0fAxLisa Montgomery should not be executed. https://t.co/LaWMykmCCwBREAKING: Pennsylvania certified their election results. The voters have spoken, and the election results are clea… https://t.co/UmUY2YBGhmIt’s not enough to just legalize marijuana. Elected officials must do so in a way that tackles racial disparities head-on.BREAKING: We reached a settlement with CBP for illegally detaining two US citizens for speaking Spanish in Montana.… https://t.co/rDon5pqp6rFlor and her five-year-old daughter spent over nine months living in a refugee camp near the southern border while… https://t.co/Fnm1gLG2BFThe government should not be allowed to kill people. End the death penalty.“They think that we are like slaves, not workers. You aren’t allowed to get sick.” Alma and meatpacking workers li… https://t.co/7GV134oFPl
11/24
2020
We FaceTimed @ikebarinholtz about what to expect at our SECOND Supreme Court case against the Trump administration’… https://t.co/9NTDUfX7lS
Retweeted by ACLUNative Americans, the original inhabitants of our nation's land, couldn't vote in Kansas until 1924. And in New Me… https://t.co/lgNzYlOD3GWe have the power to create a vision of justice broader and more transformative than criminal prosecution. Let's… https://t.co/Y9R4jBOY8kThese conditions are unacceptable, and during a pandemic, they can be deadly. We and @ACLUofNE will fight to prot… https://t.co/Lby5tXWCpTEssential workers, most of whom are Latinx, are being crowded together throughout the plant. People with COVID-19 s… https://t.co/Pc8LaEWzt2BREAKING: We’re suing to protect workers in a Nebraska meatpacking plant, who have been forced to work in unsanitar… https://t.co/0L5a3qA57AOur Native and Indigenous staff teamed up to create a playlist of 150-plus tracks to jam to this… https://t.co/nMaIWmmAO2We’re taking the Trump administration back to court next week. Trump is trying to exclude undocumented immigrants… https://t.co/8qIkIcMiR0The latest from @ACLUofMichigan on what to expect next in the election process. Reminder: Voters decide the winner. https://t.co/QOHggS8EMg
11/23
2020
Some trans women of color turn to sex work to survive and escape discrimination. Transphobia and racism follow us… https://t.co/lSAjlaVZ5iIn some cities, like Baltimore, 96% of landlords are represented by a lawyer in eviction cases while the same is tr… https://t.co/zV1OtR02VbThe US's attack on asylum is hurting Indigenous people across the Americas. This #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, we… https://t.co/lo9uP9mkimThe economic consequences of this pandemic exacerbate the lack of renters' protections. They are costing millions o… https://t.co/8FNWDWGH2LThe economic consequences of the pandemic have cost millions of people, especially women and people of color, acros… https://t.co/0y4d8Tr6t7Too many cities across the country still leave renters unprotected. Protections like the right to counsel for peop… https://t.co/PcR9NdyGWXSix years ago today, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by police. Tamir should have turned 18 years old this year… https://t.co/unk3dGyzMa
11/22
2020
VICTORY: A court just rejected the Trump campaign's ludicrous attempt to throw out millions of valid votes in Penns… https://t.co/UT5ofhkIE1🛍️ This week only! Get 20% off 2 or more cozy gifts from the ACLU store. Valid through Thursday 11/26 Head to… https://t.co/SMxbKiy6QBWe FaceTimed @ikebarinholtz about what to expect at our SECOND Supreme Court case against the Trump administration’… https://t.co/9NTDUfX7lSAs COVID cases rise, we can't forget about the many immigrants who've been denied basic protections and treatment b… https://t.co/gBcCqInew7In the 1920s, the ACLU represented a Jewish Hungarian feminist, suffragist, and pacifist who was denied US citizens… https://t.co/Bs9iFnZIcQThe fate of civil rights and civil liberties hangs in the balance.  In our latest episode of At Liberty, we foreca… https://t.co/2Zy2IlBZCvThe death penalty is racist and arbitrary. The federal government should abandon its rush to execute five more peo… https://t.co/PYqQZgJoYvOlivia Ward Bush-Banks was a poet and writer of African American and Montaukett descent. She wrote passionately abo… https://t.co/kbNOGDvURoWe want to live in a world where we aren't grieving so many on Trans Day of Remembrance. Ending the criminalizatio… https://t.co/w2UYpTflYwUn aplauso para todos los voluntarios en Puerto Rico que están trabajando día a día. We ❤️ our legal observers! https://t.co/h5qJniT14I9 in 10 trans sex workers or those assumed to be a sex worker reported being harassed, attacked, or assaulted by the police.
11/21
2020
BREAKING: We just filed a temporary restraining order to block a Tennessee abortion ban. Earlier today, a federal a… https://t.co/d3AOf8aXdnDuring #TDoR2020, we honor the memory of all who have tragically been killed because of who they are, and we commit… https://t.co/kyM6CARerC
Retweeted by ACLU“I know what it’s like to be targeted for who you are, and to not have anyone to call for help because your job is… https://t.co/5m19xA84IuOn #TransDayOfRemembrance, we remember the lives that we lost this year, including at least 26 transgender people w… https://t.co/BdWNIAf66tThe Constitution is clear: We ALL count in the census. We’re headed to the Supreme Court to stop the president’s… https://t.co/iJx0DDkFFV#transdayofresilience #calltoaction it’s is past time to start fighting like hell for the living like me this is ho… https://t.co/oDazWu3g3L
Retweeted by ACLUWe can support trans and non-binary people today and every day by: ✅ Educating ourselves on the decriminalization o… https://t.co/ddPt82ivw2On #TransDayOfRemembrance, we remember and honor the trans and non-binary people who have been killed at the hands… https://t.co/HTZMTxjbO2We join in solidarity with @EIPR, our sister organization advocating for the rights of all people in Egypt and fell… https://t.co/0eTOeNfIOZBecause President Trump has cozied up to strongmen leaders across the globe, the Egyptian government believes it ca… https://t.co/fsu1BcV9RHThe Trump administration just weighed in on our case against Idaho's anti-trans bill. They're heading out the same… https://t.co/9wPKRDC4Z9Indigenous communities have disproportionately suffered the impacts of the climate crisis and have spent decades fi… https://t.co/DmCFpoX1xeWe were in court today challenging the NSA's warrantless spying on Americans like our client, Jamshid Muhtorov, usi… https://t.co/xA006dbhQm
11/20
2020
This is good news. Lisa’s lawyers contracted COVID-19 traveling to Terre Haute prison to visit her. Executions ar… https://t.co/4WrYPPhdeHThe Presidency and the Supreme Court have changed. The future of Congress is still unknown. Listen to our forecast… https://t.co/307fBdmpP1The Biden administration must be ready to take bold, decisive actions towards protecting the rights of everyone to… https://t.co/ofm9uEd09QThe federal government has not executed someone during a lame duck period since 1889. These executions should not m… https://t.co/vTx3mrWDxFThe ACLU (@PatrickCToomey) is in the 10th Circuit today, arguing that the government's warrantless Section 702 surv… https://t.co/cRu08kmYxz
Retweeted by ACLULisa Montgomery is a survivor of complex, long-term sexual terror and trauma. Since her execution date was schedule… https://t.co/h5OZaTnTllThis is a coordinated campaign of corruption to undermine the democratic process, broadly, and specifically, the vo… https://t.co/ntbavWzPGxCriticism of Israel, or any government, is fully protected by the First Amendment. Threatening to block government… https://t.co/KHGHBz4nyXThis means ending the Hyde Amendment and all abortion coverage bans for good. Tell your Member of Congress to… https://t.co/JK2lIWQ1kJIt’s not enough to just reverse the damage done by Trump. We need bold steps toward reproductive freedom for all —… https://t.co/Iu7UR8LWPSHaving incarcerated people do this work — at a moment when they have so little control over their own health and sa… https://t.co/YJAWO16M5STHROWBACK: It has been 3 years since @GavinGrimmVA graduated high school, yet our fight is still not over. Trans… https://t.co/yVU4gOyQlI
Retweeted by ACLULocalities that arrested fewer people and released people from jail during this pandemic have undoubtedly saved liv… https://t.co/Orm5OvVcAlThe world we want to live in is worth fighting for. And we will fight for it. https://t.co/i7RxZ9VnOQWe just left court in Missouri after arguing a case that will determine how long defendants must wait for public re… https://t.co/i4WJp5HSIdOrlando Hall was sentenced to death by an all-white jury, and prosecuted by an attorney trained in removing people… https://t.co/CJYwm35pMs
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11/19
2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, "Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of b… https://t.co/CqrCCzDEA2The impacts of the pandemic have put women — especially women of color — at the center of the most unequal recessio… https://t.co/K5QXqIJhnvNo one is free in Florida until all trans people are free to live openly and without fear of discrimination.… https://t.co/3xAgXo6O6v
Retweeted by ACLUIn order to address America’s epidemic of police violence, we need to treat police officers similar to other public… https://t.co/att6CEiIy3The DOC is not taking even mandatory COVID-19 precautions seriously, including basic fundamentals around hygiene, s… https://t.co/GV2vM5LpqM
Retweeted by ACLUWhen Jennifer Chavez lost her job for being transgender, she sued her employer. She won her case, but still faces d… https://t.co/xX4QchLdVRThe Department of Justice affirms a claim we made in court months ago: Oakdale prison has failed to take even basic… https://t.co/OMD0u9tEVQWhen the prosecutor responsible for putting a teenager on death row pens an op-ed saying that person should not be… https://t.co/HyKe2kL2EfIf Missouri cannot afford to hire enough public defenders, it should either reallocate its resources accordingly or… https://t.co/H6QpQ7pYuCPolice in schools disproportionately target students of color, especially those with disabilities. We need to div… https://t.co/8V3cKE79LXTrans rights are human rights. Trans rights are human rights. Trans rights are human rights. Happy… https://t.co/XwNsnY7mAU
Retweeted by ACLUThis is why we, @OxfamAmerica, @TXCivilRights, @CGRShastings, @ACLUTx, and @ACLU_DC fight.VICTORY: A court blocked the dangerous and illegal deportation of unaccompanied kids without any due process under… https://t.co/77Di5H8P7j
11/18
2020

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