ACLU Letter to Senate Urging Opposition to DeMint Amendment 189 to H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

February 5, 2009
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f the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonpartisan organization with over a half million activists, members and 53 affiliates nationwide, we write to urge you to oppose Senate Amendment 189, offered by Senator DeMint. The DeMint Amendment would remove a provision that reinforces constitutional protections by prohibiting the government from providing “green-building” federal funds for the construction or repair of buildings used for worship and other religious purposes.
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