Press Releases

  • 10.16.12

    Secretary of State’s Directive Allowing Early Voting During Three Days Before Election Day Long Overdue

    Lawsuits and Voter Confusion Could Have Been Avoided

    CLEVELAND – Secretary of State Jon Husted’s directive setting expanded statewide early voting hours for all three days before the election is long overdue, but the correct move for Ohio voters. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a lower court’s order to stand, forced Secretary Husted to issue a directive establishing uniform expanded hours. Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 10.11.12

    NEW REPORT: Teens in Solitary Confinement

    Youths Suffer Serious Harm from Weeks, Months in "Lock-down"

    CLEVELAND – Young people are held in solitary confinement in jails and prisons in across the United States, often for weeks or months at a time, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 141-page report, “Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Teen Health
  • 10.10.12

    Secretary Husted Should Give Up the Ghost on Early Voting Restrictions

    With Less Than 30 Days Until the Election, SCOTUS Appeal Only Creates More Confusion

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio blasted Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s decision to appeal a court ruling that restores early-voting in the weekend before the election. “With less than a month left until Election Day, Ohioans are still unsure whether they will be able to vote in the weekend Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 09.27.12

    Decision Against Privatizing More Prisons is the Right Move for Ohio

    State Should Keep Focus on Sentencing Reform and Lowering Recidivism, Not Profits for Private Companies

    COLUMBUS- Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Director Gary Mohr’s statement to statehouse media on Tuesday that he would not seek to privatize more state-owned prisons is the right decision for the state, according to the ACLU of Ohio, who added that he should extend this logic to any future plans for privatizing prison Read more…

    Criminal Justice
  • 09.12.12

    Zane Trace High School Should Not Discourage Students from Civic Participation

    School Should Celebrate, Not Stifle Students who Register Voters

    CHILLICOTHE, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Zane Trace High School in Chillicothe today, reminding the school that students have a First Amendment right to engage in political speech at school sponsored events. The letter follows reports of a student being asked to leave a school football game Read more…

    Free Speech, Student Rights
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