Get to know the ACLU of Ohio team by checking out our Employee Spotlight blogs! You may know that Emma is from the beautiful state of Vermont, that she loves to dance, and that she is an alumna of Oberlin College, but today we found out some new fun facts!
On May 23, 2018, the ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s Federal Congressional District maps.
- Who is lawsuit is brought against?
- The lawsuit is brought against Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, Ohio Senate Majority Leader Larry Obhof, and Interim House Speaker Ryan Smith.
In case you didn’t know, it’s National Police Week. Let’s reflect on what’s missing from the conversation.
We can all agree that we want our neighborhoods to feel safe. But “safe” can mean many different things to many different people. And too often, governments have used the idea of “safety” as a way to diminish people’s rights – particularly in communities of color and low-income communities.
It took many decades of lawsuits and court decisions to establish the parameters and boundaries of free speech in this country. As a result, society has reasonably clear guidance on who can speak, when they can speak, where they can speak, and what they can say without running afoul of interference or punishment from their government.
Single-party control and fair map-drawing seem to go together about as well as peanut butter and trout. After all, is there anything more political than drawing the very lines that can keep politicians in power? This has been the central issue plaguing redistricting for generations.
Get to know the ACLU of Ohio team by checking out our Employee Spotlight blogs! You may know that James has a background in theatre and used to work at Cleveland Public Theatre, or that he once appeared on Jeopardy! but today we found out some new fun facts!