Press Releases

  • 09.21.15

    ACLU Urges Yes on Issue 3

    Christine Link, executive director of the ACLU of Ohio, provided the following statement regarding State Issue 3—marijuana legalization in Ohio. “The Board of Directors of the ACLU of Ohio recommends citizens vote yes on Issue 3 when they go to the polls November 3. “The ACLU has opposed criminalization of marijuana from the early onset Read more…

    Drug Policy, General Civil Liberties
  • 09.16.15

    ACLU of Ohio Opposes School’s Ban on Confederate Flag

    Media Statement

    Christine Link, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, provided the following statement in response to Kettering City School District’s decision to ban display of the Confederate flag after controversy arose surrounding students flying the flag from their vehicles. “As an organization that has fought for civil rights for almost 100 years, Read more…

    Free Speech, Student Rights
  • 09.14.15

    ACLU Warns Official on Sponsorship of Prayer Meetings by City of Wadsworth

    WADSWORTH—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to the city of Wadsworth in Medina County, warning that the sponsorship of prayer meetings by city council members in city council chambers raises grave concerns of constitutionality. According to a Wadsworth City Council news release, Council President Tom Palecek called a meeting for Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 08.24.15

    RTA Falls Short in Transparency, Policies, Officer Training, Says ACLU

    Media Statement

    CLEVELAND—Christine Link, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, provided the following statement regarding the organization’s investigation of a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority officer’s use of pepper spray against a crowd at the Movement for Black Lives Convening on July 26. “The ACLU stands by its concerns the Greater Cleveland’s Regional Read more…

    Open Government, Police Practices
  • 08.20.15

    ACLU Supports Issue One in Toledo

    Media Statement

    The ACLU of Ohio offers its full support for Issue One, the initiative to decriminalize cannabis in the city of Toledo. For decades, federal, state, and local governments have fought to keep cannabis illegal. By any objective measure, that fight has been a failure. Billions of dollars of taxpayers’  money have been wasted, our courts Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
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