Press Releases

  • 11.14.08

    ACLU Calls on Governor to Take Lead on Creating Privacy Protections

    Case of 'Joe the Plumber' Shows State Needs Reform

    CLEVELAND- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio today renewed its call on Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and other officials to enact regulations protecting private information kept in state databases. The ACLU first pressed for reform after it was revealed officials at Ohio’s Department of Job & Family Services conducted a search of private information Read more…

    Privacy
  • 10.29.08

    Sign Restrictions Violate Free Speech

    Kirtland Ordinance Unlawfully Restricts Size, Number and Timeframe Residents May Post Election Signs

    KIRTLAND, OH- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Daniel F. Richards, law director for the city of Kirtland, warning him that restrictions placed on election signs violate residents’ free speech rights. The ordinance states that residents may not display signs thirty days before an election and must take them down Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 10.28.08

    ACLU Urges Attorney General to Reject White House Challenge of 200,000 Registered Voters

    WASHINGTON – In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey today, the American Civil Liberties Union demanded the Department of Justice (DOJ) reject a White House request to challenge 200,000 registered voters in Ohio. The White House’s request came days after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an attempt by Ohio Republicans to challenge voters with Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 10.28.08

    ACLU Says, ‘Refuse to Leave!’

    Tells Qualified Voters Not to Leave Polling Place Until Given a Provisional Ballot

    CLEVELAND- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio unveiled a new campaign today targeted towards voters who may be wrongfully purged from voter registration lists or challenged on Election Day. The “Refuse to Leave” campaign urges all voters to stay and politely request a provisional ballot if a poll worker states they cannot issue them Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 10.21.08

    Voting Rights Groups Warn Prosecutors About Investigating Ohio Voters

    Hamilton County Prosecutors' Inquiry Based Only on Same-Day Voting Could Chill Election Participation

    CINCINNATI- The American Civil Liberties Union and other voting rights groups sent a letter to Hamilton County Special Prosecutor Michael O’Neill Today urging him to suspend investigations on voters where there is no specific, credible evidence of fraud. According to news reports, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters began an investigation into voters who took Read more…

    Voting Rights
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