Press Releases

  • 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
  • 09.12.12

    ACLU of Ohio Launches ‘Let Me Vote’ Campaign to Inform and Empower Voters

    Provides Information About How and When to Vote

    CLEVELAND – The ACLU of Ohio has launched a new ‘Let Me Vote’ campaign designed to supply voters with the information they need to cast their ballot on election day. Starting today, you can log on to the ACLU of Ohio’s website to find information on how to register to vote, what identification to bring, Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 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
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