Blog Posts – ACLU of Ohio

  • 09.25.17

    Going Beyond the Historic Right to Vote

    National Voter Registration Day, celebrated on Tuesday, September 26, is a national holiday that focuses on the importance of voter registration. Organizations and community groups across the country will come together to hold public events, educational workshops, and registration drives. The task before them, however, might be larger than expected due to the rising amounts of voter apathy and voter fatigue in the U.S.

  • 09.20.17

    The Right to Asylum: Legal Relief From Persecution

    There is no more natural trait to humanity or to the nature of any being on this planet than migration. Migration has accompanied us since our origins, and the causes for migration vary from climate change, to wars, to seeking new opportunities.

  • 09.15.17

    Death is Back in Ohio

    Wednesday, September the 13th, marks the second execution to take its place in the State of Ohio following a three year rupture after Governor John Kasich launched a moratorium on executions, subsequent to the torturous effects of the lethal concoction of midazolam and hydromorphone used in the execution of Dennis McGuire on January 16th, 2014.

  • 09.14.17

    Ohio’s New Online Voter Registration: Expanding Access to the Ballot Box

    After years of lobbying and activism from voting rights organizations, Ohioans can finally register to vote online. This opportunity was not available prior to January 1, 2017, but now that it’s here, it’s sure to increase the number of people who can register.

  • 09.01.17

    The Uphill Battle of Returning Home

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    Every day, people with felony and misdemeanor convictions are released from jails and prisons across the state, ready to start over and become upstanding, contributing members of society.  For many of these individuals, reality kicks in and they come to realize that their punishment isn’t truly over.