Blog of Rights

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...

Flint’s Poisoned Children Deserve the Truth

By now, you've surely heard about the Flint water crisis. And you probably know why it happened: After the state of Michigan suspended democracy in the impoverished, predominantly African-American...

Michigan 'Youth in Prison' Bills to Rehab Juvenile Sentencing

Hopeful, promising change is in the works for children in Michigan's criminal justice system being sentenced as adults. Currently being vetted in the Michigan House of Representatives is the "Youth...

Lansing Watchdog: Saber-rattling in the Senate over Sodomy, Planned Parenthood

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – February 8, 2016 This week as the legislature begins to move bills through the legislative process, below are three specific areas where our supporters can be...

Flint Water Crisis Shows Modern Colonialism in Black Cities

Michigan state government’s arrogant, callous indifference to both the plight of the people of Flint and the weight of outraged public opinion is explained quite simply by the fact that some...

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