Press Releases

  • 04.17.15

    Ohio Voters Gain Greater Access to Ballot in ACLU Settlement

    +*-COLUMBUS—Ohio voters will gain greater access to the ballot in a settlement announced today by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Ohio. The agreement with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted stems from a federal lawsuit filed last year by the ACLU that challenged Ohio’s attempt to slash early voting opportunities. Under Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 04.14.15

    ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher

    Board of Education Acknowledges Employees’ Right of Free Speech

    +*-SMITHVILLE, OHIO—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Foundation have settled a lawsuit on behalf of teacher Keith Allison against the Board of Education of Green Local School District in Smithville, Ohio. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that upholds the First Amendment Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 04.13.15

    Extreme Conditions At State Penitentiary Must End, Says ACLU

    ACLU Asks for Independent Investigation of Policies That Allow Dangerous Isolation of Prisoners

    +*-YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio today calls for action on the ongoing hunger strikeat the super-maximum (super-max) security prison in a letter to Gary C. Mohr, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and Jay Forshey, the warden of the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. Since last month, a number Read more…

    Prisoners' Rights
  • 04.01.15

    Governor Kasich Upholds Voters’ Rights by Vetoing Controversial Budget Provision, Says ACLU

    +*-(COLUMBUS)—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio thanks Governor John Kasich for vetoing a provision of House Bill 53 that required individuals who have an out-of-state driver’s license or vehicle registration and registered to vote in Ohio, to obtain an Ohio driver’s license and vehicle registration. In particular, the provision would have severely impacted a Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 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
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