Blog of Rights

Lansing Watchdog: Marching Toward Smart Justice

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – March 7, 2016 Google "mass incarceration" and you get seemingly countless hits. Our massive prison population is the issue occupying the focus of state legislatures...

Authentic Progress in Michigan Means Embracing an Unaccepted--But Vital--Racial Justice Challenge

Individuals who contribute to racial inequities and discrimination are not always motivated by purposeful racial hostility. The ACLU of Michigan routinely urges police and school administrators to...

Supreme Court Case Would Decide Abortion Path for Women

March 02, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the case Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt—the greatest challenge to abortion rights before the high court in more than 20 years. What’s...

Why Immigrant Families and Children in Flint Water Crisis Deserve Help, Not Deportation

Parenting, as any mother or father will readily admit, is a tough job. In Flint, Mich., however, that job has become a whole lot tougher since the city’s water supply was poisoned. If I lived in...

Amid Flint Water Crisis, ACLU, Activists Call for Deportation Relief for Immigrants

DETROIT—More than 60 children's rights, public health, and immigrant advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the federal Department of...

Lansing Watchdog: Strange Bedfellows Becoming More Commonplace in Lansing

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – February 22, 2016 Working as a lobbyist for a principled, multi-issue, multi-disciplinary civil rights organization can be daunting at times; juggling the various...

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