Blog of Rights

Accurate ID For Trans Community Is Step Toward Transition

Imagine waking up in the body of the opposite sex. For some people this could be a fun exercise, a chance to trade places with your wife or husband and see the world through a new lens. But what if...

All Refugees in Michigan, America Deserve Compassion

Following the recent abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris by extremists, fear has spread throughout our country, largely in part due to misinformation.  And this fear has generated, rekindled, and...

Democracy Watch: Flint Residents Ask EPA to Change Drinking Water Rule

The City of Flint took center stage Wednesday during a meeting of water experts considering proposed changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Lead and Copper Rule.” LeeAnne Walters,...

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Lansing Watchdog: New Bills Threaten Women's Reproductive Rights...Again

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 16, 2015 It’s deer hunting season. For those of us who work in Lansing, deer hunting season is also the highly anticipated three-week hiatus prior to frantic...

ACLU of Michigan Mobile Justice App Aims to Stop Police Brutality

November 13, 2015
A community activist in Flint reached out to me with alarming news about a 7-year-old boy who was handcuffed by a police officer following a minor dustup during an afterschool program at Brownell...

Special Education in Michigan Still a Struggle for Families

November 13, 2015
"Islands of excellence in a sea of despair," that’s how former superintendent of Michigan Public Instruction, Thomas D. Watkins Jr., described special education in Michigan during a recent listening...

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