ACLU Statement on Trump Presidential Campaign Announcement

November 15, 2022 9:00 pm

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NEW YORK — The following statement is from Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, after Donald Trump declared his intention to run for president again.

“The ACLU filed 424 legal actions against the Trump administration during the four years that Donald Trump occupied the Oval Office. Our litigation and advocacy served as a bulwark against the worst abuses of the Trump administration — from family separation to the Muslim ban to efforts to purge immigrants from the U.S. Census. We are still doing clean-up on the lasting impact of Trump policies — particularly at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Notably, Trump appointees on the federal bench have done their best to gut abortion rights, limit voting rights, and strip immigrants and LGBTQ individuals of their basic rights. Even as we are engaged in those battles today at all levels of government, the ACLU will be battle-ready for a second Trump administration. If Donald Trump believes that a second term would allow him to continue with the unconstitutional and un-American policies of his first term, the ACLU will be ready to fight back at every turn.”

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