Features

These features are a round-up of the ACLU’s active work on the issues that have implications for your rights, freedoms and civil liberties. Read more for breaking updates, resources, our view, and how you can take action.

The War on Marijauana in Black and White

Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Arrests
Read and share original analysis of arrest data and personal stories.
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Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples.
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The Fight to Take Back Our Genes: Challenging Patents on Cancer Genes

The Fight to Take Back Our Genes

Challenging the patenting of human genes at the Supreme Court.
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Lady Liberty

Know Your Rights

What to do if you're stopped by police, the FBI, or immigration agents.
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Stop Solitary

We Can Stop Solitary

Addressing our overreliance on solitary confinement.
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Automatic License Plate Readers: Are You Being Followed? Image of License Plate states 'NO SPYN'

Automatic License Plate Readers

Demanding information on tracking Americans.
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Voting Rights Act: Major Dates in History

A History of the Voting Rights Act

Ensuring the right to vote regardless of race or color.
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E-Verify

The 10 Big Problems with E-Verify

Invasive. Expensive. Inaccurate.
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Stop Cyber Spying #CISPA

Cybersecurity

Stopping cyberspying by the government.
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Big Profits, Broken Dreams

Fighting racial injustice through predatory home mortgages.
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Reform the Patriot Act

Privacy protections to prevent government overreach.
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If the government knows WHERE YOU ARE, the government knows WHO YOU ARE

Government Location Tracking

Protecting personal and private information.
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You Are Being Tracked

Tracking movements of citizens using automatic license plate readers.
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ACLU Sues Over NSA Spying

Using the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act to track millions of Americans.
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Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination
Key cases concerning women facing pregnancy discrimination.
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Enough is Enough - Stop the War on Women

The War on Women

Challenging the latest rounds of attacks by politicians against women.
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Paycheck Fairness Act

Celebrating and fighting for the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
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Women who work full time still earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar men earn.

Pay Equity

Advocating for an end to workplace discrimination.
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Books

Banned Book Week

Defending the First Amendment and the right to free speech.
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Let People Vote

Let People Vote

Removing restrictions and barriers to voting in America.
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A Living Death: Sentenced to Die Behind Bars for WHAT?

A Living Death

Advocating for people sentenced to life without parole.
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USA Freedom Act

Support the USA Freedom Act

Reforming government surveillance on American citizens.
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Border Communities Under Siege

Border Communities Under Siege

The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a militarized zone.
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