Blog Posts – ACLU of Ohio

  • 03.30.18

    Transgender Day of Visibility 2018

    Trans Rights Now Sign

    In 2009, the Transgender Day of Visibility was created by transgender activist Rachel Crandall-Crocker, who saw a gap in the celebration of transgender individuals among the holidays celebrating LGBTQ+ people. The only day representing transgender individuals back then was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is celebrated on November 20.

  • 03.20.18

    Employee Spotlight: Sri Thakkilapati


    Get to know the ACLU of Ohio team by checking out our Employee Spotlight blogs! You may know that Sri once taught sociology at Ohio State University, or that she serves on the Board of Directors for Women Have Options, but today we found out some new fun facts!

  • 03.19.18

    We’re Seeing Growing Support for Bail Reform in Cuyahoga County

    This morning the ACLU of Ohio delivered hundreds of petitions to Judge John J. Russo from residents in Northeast Ohio who support expedited bail reform policies in Cuyahoga County. The petition delivery followed the release of a report from the Cuyahoga County task force on bail, which was released on Friday, March 16.

  • 03.16.18

    A Dedication to Our Dear Departed Friend and Colleague, Adrienne Gavula

    On Saturday, February 24, friends and family of Adrienne Gavula gathered in our Columbus office for the dedication of the “Adrienne Gavula Community Room.”

    The event began with people sharing their stories to celebrate the legacy of our former Development Director who passed away unexpectedly on September 2, 2017.

  • 03.14.18

    Sunshine Week and the Importance of Government Transparency

    Ohio Supreme Court in session
    Photo: Supreme Court of Ohio

    Once again, Sunshine Week has arrived. This is the week advocates, activists, academics, the news media, and others call attention to the importance of laws that keep government records and official meetings open to the public.

  • 03.09.18

    Opinion: The Students are Right — Taking Action on Gun Violence Does Not Violate the Second Amendment


    *This piece originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel on March 2, 2018 and was written by the ACLU of Florida’s Executive Director, Howard Simon and Political Director Kirk Bailey.*

    After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the world wept “not again,” routine talking points were dusted off, and thoughts and prayers rolled in.

  • 03.08.18

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8th and it is celebrated by people all over the world. It is a day with a global focus on equality and celebration. The history of this day dates back to the early 1900’s when women in New York City protested against long hours, low wages, and fought for the right to vote.

  • 03.05.18

    To Be Obedient, or To Be Disobedient, That Is The Question

    Gavel and stethoscope

    One of the most important rights we have in our democracy is the right to speak out on issues we care about. After 17 high school students and teachers were killed in Parkland, Florida on February 14, gun regulation quickly became one of the most discussed issues in the public sphere, and many students around the country began to speak out.

  • 03.05.18

    Black Pride 4 – An Activist’s Perspective

    There are about half a dozen really clear videos of what went down on June 17, 2017 during the Pride parade in Columbus, OH – shot from all sorts of angles. You can find them all pretty easily. I am watching one of them as I type this.