The ACLU maintains a presence in Lansing that enables us to pass policies that expand civil liberties or prevent the passage of policies that are hostile to civil liberties. Through traditional lobbying techniques lobbying, advocacy, and advocacy the legislative program seeks to advance and protect our civil liberties.

The ACLU of Michigan’s legislative program works on a breadth of issues. To give you an idea of what we’ve been up to, we have provided a brief summary, our position on the issue and where the bill is currently situation in the legislative process.

Penalties for Mass Protests - House Bill 4643

Free Exercise of Religion in Public Schools - House Bill 4986 and Senate Bill 716

Petition Signatures - House Bill 5152

Civil Procedure and Free Speech - House Bill 4913

Click here to view or download the full Legislative Docket: First Amendment Issues