2017 February

  • 02.17.17

    A Free Press: More Important Now Than Ever

    Transgender rights protest

    “But I want to just tell you, the false reporting by the media, by you people, the false, horrible, fake reporting makes it much harder…”

    If President Trump feels hounded by the news media, imagine how they feel being threatened by the U.S.

  • 02.13.17

    “Transgender Spotlight”: You Have Questions, We Have Answers

    Transgender rights protest

    “In my opinion, the most pressing issue for the trans community is that it is 100% misunderstood,” says Christian, a transgender Ohioan and star of the ACLU of Ohio’s video short film series, Transgender Spotlight.

    The ACLU of Ohio agrees.

  • 02.10.17

    Packing Prisons Hurts All Ohioans

    Drugs and handcuffs

    On Friday, January 27, ACLU of Ohio senior policy director Mike Brickner spoke to participants at a symposium on criminal justice reform, which was held at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Brickner touched on a familiar but too often ignored problem: Ohio’s growing prison population.

  • 02.08.17

    “Alternative Facts” on Sanctuary Cities Will Hurt Our Communities

    Immigration stamp

    One of the major fears rising from the campaign of Donald Trump was that his rhetoric would embolden state and local officials—especially those seeking to capitalize on the headlines the President is generating—who wanted to roll back important Constitutional protections. Case in point: the recent announcement by state Treasurer (and 2018 U.S.