Press Releases

  • 03.26.15

    ACLU Urges Governor Kasich to Veto Provision Restricting Student Voting Rights

    (COLUMBUS)—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter today requesting that Governor John Kasich veto a provision of House Bill 53 that requires individuals who have an out-of-state driver’s license or vehicle registration, and registered to vote in Ohio, must obtain an Ohio driver’s license and vehicle registration. The provision would greatly impact Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 03.25.15

    Ohio House Passes Dangerous Abortion Ban

    Unconstitutional Bill Bans Abortion Early as Six Weeks

    (COLUMBUS) —The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban abortion as early as the sixth week of pregnancy, before many women even know that they’re pregnant. The bill could next be taken up by the state’s senate. Last April, a court struck down a similar North Dakota law that banned abortions Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
  • 03.25.15

    New ACLU Report, Videos Show Barriers to Voters with Disabilities Using Online Technology

    Ohio Secretary of State’s Website Failed Seven of Nine Categories Measuring Accessibility for People with Disabilities

    (CLEVELAND)—One in five people eligible to vote has a disability. However, Ohio’s limited online voter registration system is inadequate and inaccessible to Ohioans with disabilities, according to Mike Brickner, senior policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. “Democracy works best when all voters can participate,” Brickner said.  “All too often, people with Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 03.23.15

    ACLU Warns Edon Northwest Local School District Against Promoting Religion in Schools

    Families Should Set Religious Values for Their Children, Not School Authorities

    EDON, OHIO—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sent a letter to the Superintendent of the Edon Northwest Local School District asking him to abandon sectarian policies and practices that violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. According to ACLU of Ohio Staff Attorney Drew Dennis, the organization is investigating reports that the Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 03.20.15

    Judge Interprets Law to Allow Minor Parties Ballot Access Every Year Says ACLU of Ohio

    CLEVELAND—Despite a federal judge ruling Monday to uphold a 2013 Ohio law that set tougher criteria to qualify for the ballot, minor political parties have won an important concession after all, according to Freda Levenson, legal director of the ACLU of Ohio. Levenson said, “It’s important to recognize that the judge determined that the statute Read more…

    Voting Rights
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