Press Releases

  • 06.24.15

    Online Voter Registration Will Benefit Ohioans, Says ACLU

    Accessibility of Site Will Be Key for Voters

    COLUMBUS—Because democracy works best when all voters can participate, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio supports Ohio Senate Bill 63, which will allow the Secretary of State to establish a secure online voter registration system. The organization calls for quick passage by the full Senate and House and subsequent approval by Governor Kasich. “Online Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 06.04.15

    Youngstown City Council Must Repeal Law Violating First Amendment, Says ACLU

    Asking For Money Considered Free Speech

    YOUNGSTOWN—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sent a letter to the Youngstown City Council demanding them to immediately repeal a 2009 ordinance against begging that violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. According to ACLU of Ohio Cooperating Attorney Joe Mead, the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently held that requests for money Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 05.26.15

    ACLU Says DOJ Agreement with Cleveland Only the Beginning

    Community Partnerships Essential for Reform

    Read the summary of the DOJ-City of Cleveland Consent Decree. Read the full consent decree. (large pdf) Check out  our recom-mendations for Cleveland police reforms.  CLEVELAND—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has issued a statement following the release of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) consent decree with the city of Cleveland. The settlement Read more…

    Police Practices, Racial Justice
  • 05.23.15

    ACLU Releases Protester Advisory

    CLEVELAND—With demonstrations occurring in Cleveland, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has released a protester alert. This advisory gives basic information about the rights of protesters, the limitations of those rights, and what to do if these rights are violated. “We have an important and constitutionally protected right to peacefully protest in this country,” Read more…

    Free Speech, Police Practices
  • 05.23.15

    ACLU Issues Statement Following Brelo Verdict

    Calls for Systemic Reforms of Cleveland Police Department

    CLEVELAND—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has issued a statement following the not guilty verdict in the Michael Brelo trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. “Let’s remember that two unarmed people, convicted of nothing, died at the hands of the police,” said Christine Link, executive director of the Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Police Practices
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