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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful - A Testimony From Sam Hamama

Earlier this month, as I was standing with my right hand raised and swearing an oath of allegiance to the United States, one of the many thoughts racing through my mind was how dangerously close I came to never realizing this lifelong dream of being an American citizen. 

November 22, 2020

ACLU Commends Oakland County Voters for Choosing the Oakland County Prosecutor Candidate Who Pledges to Embrace Smart Justice Values

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) commends Oakland County voters for embracing the ACLU’s Smart Justice campaign goals, which include ending mass incarceration and advancing racial justice in the criminal legal system.  Karen McDonald defeated Republican candidate Lin Goetz.  

November 5, 2020 Voting Rights

Patience Is A Virtue When Counting Votes

In an unprecedented year, it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election. It’s the first in our lifetimes to occur during a global pandemic, and one in which an unprecedented number of ballots will be cast after being mailed to voters.  

November 1, 2020

Benton Harbor’s Fight for Safe Voting 

When the ACLU of Michigan People Power Tour made a stop earlier this month in Berrien County, concerns of possible voter intimidation were raised at the virtual event. Specifically, residents of Benton Harbor, which is 85 percent Black, wanted to be prepared for the possibility of armed white sup

October 30, 2020