Civil Liberties Under Attack: Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights and Voting Rights

In 2011, the ACLU defended civil liberties from attacks on abortion access, immigrants’ rights and voting rights. This map shows which states saw major battles on these three issues.

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  • Alabama

    • Alabama

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Arkansas

    • Arkansas

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Arizona

  • Colorado

    • Colorado

      Immigrants' Rights and Voting Rights Under Attack

      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Florida

    • Florida

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights passed.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Georgia

    • Georgia

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights blocked.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Iowa

    • Iowa

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression policy change enacted.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Idaho

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

    • Indiana

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights blocked.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Kansas

    • Kansas

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights,
      and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Kentucky

    • Kentucky

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Louisiana

    • Louisiana

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Maine

    • Maine

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

    • Minnesota

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Missouri

    • Missouri

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Mississippi

    • Mississippi

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Montana

    • Montana

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • North Carolina

    • North Carolina

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation pending.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • North Dakota

  • Nebraska

    • Nebraska

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • New Hampshire

    • New Hampshire

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • New Mexico

  • Ohio

    • Ohio

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Oklahoma

    • Oklahoma

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Pennsylvania

    • Pennsylvania

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights pending.
      Voter suppression legislation pending.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Rhode Island

    • Rhode Island

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • South Carolina

    • South Carolina

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights pending.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • South Dakota

    • South Dakota

      Access to Abortion Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Tennessee

    • Tennessee

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights passed.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Texas

    • Texas

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights,
      and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Utah

    • Utah

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights blocked.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Virginia

    • Virginia

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.

      Voter suppression legislation defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Wisconsin

    • Wisconsin

      Access to Abortion, Immigrants' Rights, and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature passed major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • West Virginia

    • West Virginia

      Access to Abortion and Voting Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Voter suppression legislation passed.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »
  • Wyoming

    • Wyoming

      Access to Abortion and Immigrants' Rights Under Attack

      State legislature threatened to pass major restriction on abortion access.
      Legislation threatening immigrants' rights defeated.

      See Abortion Access, Immigrants' Rights or Voting Rights maps for more information »

 

Three of the biggest trends of the 2011 state legislative session were attempts to restrict access to abortion; racial profiling bills targeting Latinos and immigrants; and measures suppressing the right to vote. These trends were the result of coordinated multi-state efforts to take away Americans’ constitutionally protected freedoms.

State legislatures are ground zero in the fight for civil liberties. Although they may not attract as much attention as debates in Congress or arguments in the Supreme Court, they are the source of unprecedented assaults on our most fundamental rights.

In battleground states across the country, the ACLU was there every step of the way, working in state capitols to stand up for the civil liberties of all Americans. Even if your state escaped without seeing a major battle in 2011, make sure to sign up for our email list so we can keep you posted on how you can protect civil liberties in your state and nationwide.

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