Press Releases

  • 06.30.15

    Legislators Sneak Through Another Prison for Profit

    ACLU Calls for Governor Kasich to Veto

    COLUMBUS —State lawmakers have snuck through a bill permitting the sale of another state prison to a private, for-profit company, without any opportunity for public comment in either the Ohio House or Senate. The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Governor John Kasich to veto the legislation. “Legislators have shuffled the sale of a Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Prisoners' Rights
  • 06.26.15

    Love Wins in Ohio and Nation, Says ACLU

    CLEVELAND—Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom to marry for all Americans. The historic decision means that hundreds of thousands same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and recognition for their marriages across the country. The statement below can be attributed to Christine Link, executive director of the Read more…

    LGBT Rights
  • 06.25.15

    Ohio Senate Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

    SB 127 Would Make It Harder for Women to Access Health Care

    COLUMBUS —The Ohio Senate just passed a bill, SB 127, which would give politicians ever greater control of intensely private and personal decisions, according to Lisa Wurm, policy manager for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. This extreme legislation is yet another attempt to limit a woman’s access to health care in Ohio. “Every Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
  • 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
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