Press Releases

  • 02.04.09

    New Web Campaign,, Encourages People to Talk About What It Means to Be LGBT

    CLEVELAND – Join the Impact has partnered with other national LGBT groups to develop a web based public education campaign,, to encourage LGBT people and their supporters to have three conversations with friends and family to help build support for LGBT equality. “The passage of Prop 8 in California has motivated LGBT people and Read more…

    LGBT Rights
  • 02.03.09

    Students’ Free Speech Rights Must Be Protected

    ACLU Cautions Clermont County Prosecutor That Investigation Could Chill Academic Freedom and Free Speech

    BATAVIA, OH- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter today to Mary Lynne Birck of the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office urging investigators to respect the First Amendment rights of students who wrote letters to their local paper regarding a new school tax levy under consideration. The Prosecutor’s Office indicated they planned on Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 01.15.09

    Obama Has Long Road Ahead to Restore Civil Liberties

    ACLU Calls on New President to Change Direction of Nation and Repair Damages to Liberty Caused by Bush Administration

    CLEVELAND- As the nation prepares for President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on the new presidents’ administration to dedicate the next four years to restoring the freedoms that were lost during the Bush administration. Some of the major issues the ACLU has asked Obama to address include: the closing Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 01.14.09

    City Must Cease Violating Privacy of Residents

    Ordinance Requiring Landlords to Submit Personal Information and Photos of Tenants Is Invasive and Illegal

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter today to John Montello, law director for the city of Maple Heights urging city officials to stop enforcement of an unlawful ordinance that requires landlords to submit personal information and photos of their tenants. ACLU of Ohio Cooperating Attorney Melvyn R. Durchslag Read more…

  • 01.08.09

    ACLU Urges Quick Passage of Equal Pay Bills

    Congress Must Act Now to Ensure All Workers Treated Fairly

    CLEVELAND- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called for immediate passage of two bills by the U.S. House and Senate. The first is the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which corrects a recent Supreme Court decision that made it more difficult for employees to take legal action if they had been discriminated against by receiving Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
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