COVID-19 and Your Rights
The spread of COVID-19 is a crisis, and it will take many of us working together to respond appropriately, effectively, and fairly. The ACLU of Michigan will be monitoring the situation to ensure a response that is scientifically justified and no more intrusive upon civil liberties than absolutely necessary. In particular, we will provide guidance to our elected officials on crafting a response that protects the populations most vulnerable to harm, including working people, immigrants, and those involved in the criminal legal system.
Here you will find information about the ACLU’s response to COVID-19, including news updates, blog posts, guidelines, and letters to public officials – as well as other resources. We will update this page as the situation develops. See below for more resources.
April 28: ACLU of Michigan Calls on Elected Officials to Denounce Rise of Racist Attacks on Asian Americans Amid COVID-19
April 20: Judge ruled the signature requirement for candidates during COVID-19 is unconstitutional, following ACLU's amicus brief filed in the case
'COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Michigan Prisons,' WDET, Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson
'ACLU sues for release of immigrant detainees vulnerable to COVID-19,' WXYZ-TV, 7 Action News
'Michigan prisons and jails see COVID-19 cases rise,' WXMI-TV, FOX 17 News
'Why coronavirus is running rampant in Michigan prisons,' Detroit Free Press
‘Attorney: Free low-risk, vulnerable inmates to slow virus,’ The Detroit News