Press Releases

  • 08.31.12

    Secretary Husted Should Allow Early In-Person Voting Every Weekend

    Ruling by Federal Judge to Restore Early Voting Weekend Before Election Day Should be Expanded

    DAYTON – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio renewed its call on Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to restore early in-person voting for all registered voters during every weekend while early voting is allowed. The ACLU’s request comes after Judge Peter C. Economus of the Federal District Court of Southern Ohio ruled that Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 08.16.12

    Husted’s Uniform Rules for Early Voting Hours Are a Step in the Right Direction

    Ohio Should Also Recognize the Need for Weekend Voting Hours and the Changing Face of Voting

    CLEVELAND – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted took a step in the right direction this afternoon by setting uniform 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. early voting hours on weekdays in the two weeks before the November 2012 election. “All Ohioans should have equal access to early voting opportunities and this decision gives them that Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 08.13.12

    ACLU of Ohio Calls on Secretary Husted to Issue Statewide Rules on Extended Early Voting Hours

    Hours Should Be Expanded for All Ohioans

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today asking for uniform statewide rules on early voting hours. The letter also requests that these rules expand evening and weekend voting opportunities for all Ohioans instead of restricting them. “Expanded early and absentee voting opportunities Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 06.25.12

    Supreme Court Rejects Much of Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law

    ACLU will Continue the Fight Against Racial Profiling

    CLEVELAND- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three key provisions of SB 1070, a controversial Arizona immigration law. The court did not throw out the law’s hotly debated “show me your papers” provision, but their decision expressly opens the door for more legal challenges, including those brought forth by the ACLU. “This decision clearly Read more…

    Immigrant Rights
  • 06.07.12

    Lawsuit on Abortion Medication Heads to Appellate Court for Oral Arguments

    Planned Parenthood and ACLU Lawsuit Says Ohio Law Should Not Trump Doctor's Care

    CINCINNATI- Today, The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will appear before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, arguing that a 2004 Ohio law restricting the use of mifepristone is unconstitutional. Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, is a medication that can terminate a pregnancy without subjecting the patient to surgery. The U.S. Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
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