While in her third year at the UC Davis School of Law, Dayja Tillman applied for a job with the ACLU of Michigan. In a letter that accompanied her stellar resume, Ms. Tillman, who has lived many places but considers Pontiac home, wrote this:
The decades-long effort to pass a law explicitly stating that ELCRA’s protections include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression could finally become a reality.
Following a year that marked unprecedented success in the areas of reproductive freedom, voting rights, reform of the criminal legal system, and LGBTQ+ equity, the ACLU of Michigan is looking forward as this new year begins – and a new state Legislature is seated.
As representatives of organizations dedicated to equal justice under the law, we are troubled that a member of any court in our state, let alone its highest court, would object to talented, qualified people working in our judicial system based solely on mistakes they made in their distant past.
In 2022, the ACLU of Michigan brought the formidable power of its legal, political, and organizing efforts to protect the fundamental constitutional rights of every person in Michigan.
Lenawee County is illegally trying to force every Amish family within its borders to either rely on technology their religion forbids or have their land seized and homes demolished.