Advocacy

THE FBI WANTS OHIO’S FACIAL RECOGNITION DATA » ACT NOW!

The FBI could soon be getting access to Ohio’s law enforcement records, including the state’s facial recognition database.

A recent report by the Government Accounting Office raised serious concerns about how the FBI manages its use of technology. They pointed to failures to determine error rates and test data accuracy, non-existent privacy policies, and an overall lack of transparency and notice to the public about how their data was being used.

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SENATOR PORTMAN: RESTORE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT NOW!

The Voting Rights Act of 1968 (VRA) is one of the most significant civil rights advancements in modern history. We are urging Senator Rob Portman to co-sponsor legislation to fully restore it.

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key piece of the VRA. As a result, states, counties and municipalities with a history of disenfranchising minority voters no longer had to seek federal approval before changing their voting laws. The very next day after the Supreme Court decision, Texas and Mississippi officials made plans to enforce new photo ID laws that had previously been blocked by the VRA. Since then, the deluge of restrictions has continued.

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TAKE ACTION » SUPPORT SOLITARY CONFINEMENT REFORM

2,952 people are in solitary confinement in Ohio prisons on any given day. More than a quarter have a mental illness.

Solitary confinement is not rehabilitative. It does not prepare people for transition to the general prison population or back into the community. It does not make prisons — or our communities — any safer.

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Stop the death penalty in Ohio. Contact Governor Kasich and urge him to halt all executions.

Learn about our priorities for the year by reading our ACLU of Ohio Foundation 2016 Work Plan.

Writing your legislators? Use these tips.

Are you concerned a judge has acted improperly in a court case? See our step by step explanation of how to file a complaint against a judge.

Not sure who represents you in the statehouse? Click here to find out.

Check out our legislative priorities for the Ohio General Assembly this session.
We look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to:

See the current Ohio General Assembly Committee Hearing Schedule for legislation with a civil liberties component.


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