ACLU Week in Review

By Ben Bowens, Communications Associate, ACLU of Pennsylvania

April 20 – April 24
With a decision on the freedom to marry coming from the Supreme Court later this year, the ACLU released ‘Supercut: Pop Culture’s Journey Toward Marriage Equality’ to look back at some of the most influential LGBT moments in film & television history. Meanwhile, ACLU affiliates were busy demanding answers from Maryland’s governor in the wake of yet another police-involved killing, taking on a bike-stop program in Florida that has been targeting African-American riders at a high rate, and pushed for expansion of the types of voter ID accepted in Wisconsin.

Police-Involved Death

ACLU to ask Hogan for changes after Gray death

Friday afternoon, the ACLU held a news conference asking Maryland’s governor to change the systematic failures in the Baltimore police department following the death of Freddie Gray. read more…

Biking While Black

ACLU calls for stop to Tampa’s bike stop program as police chief defends it

Flanked by top union officials, police Chief Jane Castor told the City Council on Thursday she “vehemently” disagrees with a Tampa Bay Times investigation questioning why black riders have gotten 80 percent of bike tickets written by more…

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Voter ID Expansion?

ACLU pushes for expansion of acceptable voter ID types

Following the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear Wisconsin’s voter ID law, thereby upholding it, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin aims to expand the list of identification acceptable on Election more…