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An ACLU lawyer tells us why you should never talk to the police

Jason Williamson, a lawyer for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) tells us why talking to a police officer after being pulled over might not get you very far. Outside of turning over your name, address, and ID, there's not much else you should be saying. FULL TRANSCRIPT: JASON WILLIAMSON: So, you know, I, as a black man in this country... Show More Summary

In 90 Minutes, Humble Bundle Raises $300,000 For Rights Groups

Humble Bundle raised $300,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in just 90 minutes.

ACLU calls for tech firms to lobby for surveillance reform

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put out a fresh call for tech companies to push for reform of the surveillance regime in the U.S., warning of the added urgency given new U.S. President Donald Trump — who has already been demonstrably hostile to foreigners’ privacy rights in his first few days in office. Read More

ACLU Opposes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union slammed an Arkansas bill that would prohibit sex-selection abortions this week, claiming the measure is unconstitutional. The Gurdon Times reports a House committee passed the bill, state House Bill 1434, on Thursday. The bill moves to the full state House for consideration. Sponsored by state Rep. Charlie Collins, the bill […]

Meet The Transgender Teen Heading To SCOTUS To Fight For His Rights

A transgender teen at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case regarding equal rights for trans people is the focus of a powerful new video from The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), alongside his mother. Gavin Grimm fought againstShow More Summary

Google X engineer writes a bot that turns Trump's tweets into money for Planned Parenthood

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Max Braun is the software lead for robotics at Google X. In his spare time he's written a bot that buys and shorts stocks based on Trump's tweets about publicly traded companies. The gains go to the American Civil Liberties Union, the...Show More Summary

Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Skrillex lead ACLU concert

Outrage over President Donald Trump's travel ban has prompted a spring fundraising concert for the American Civil Liberties Union that will feature a diverse lineup, including Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, … Click to Continu...

ACLU Fights to Keep Dismemberment Abortions Legal That Tear Off Babies’ Limbs

Arkansas soon could see a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state ban on brutal dismemberment abortions, according to Newsweek. The state branch of the pro-abortion legal group said it plans to sue “as soon as practically possible” to stop the law from going into effect. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the […]

ACLU Video Spotlights Gavin Grimm, the Transgender Teen Headed to SCOTUS : WATCH

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The American Civil Liberties Union has provided a poignant update on Gavin Grimm as he gears up for his forthcoming case to go before the Supreme Court this spring. The ACLU has provided legal representation for the 17-year-old in a battle with his l… Read The post ACLU Video Spotlights Gavin Grimm, the Transgender Teen Headed to SCOTUS : WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Civil rights groups push legislation on police transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis this week. The American Civil Liberties Union and CASA, a Latino and … Click to Continue »

Major Hollywood Talent Agency Cancels Oscar Party For ACLU Donation And Immigration Rally

The United Talent Agency announced Wednesday that it’s scrapping its Oscars party in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. Instead, the company will donate $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International...Show More Summary

UTA Cancels Their Annual Oscar Party To Protest The Immigration Ban

The agency is also donating $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee. [ more › ]

TSA Knows Its Racist Profiling Program Doesn't Work

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a damning report today that shows how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), better known as your airport’s security force, created and then expanded a program meant to spot suspected terrorists based on deceptive behavior, even though it relied on… Read more...

Hack your Amazon Dash for one-button donations to the ACLU - CNET

Designer Nathan Pryor has converted Amazon's "buy now" button into an easy way to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union whenever he feels the need.

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So, I’m headed out to coffee in Lambertville today – because the coffee-focused website Sprudge is awesome. They saw the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) out front defending refugee and immigrant families, and they – who are non-partisan, not political and really just obsessed...Read more

Newswire: Bandcamp raises more than $100,000 for the ACLU

Earlier this week, online music marketplace Bandcamp announced that it would be donating its part of the proceeds from all the music sold on Friday, February 3 to the American Civil Liberties Union. Now, the company has revealed that it sold nearly $1,000,000 worth of music during the sale, with its share—12 percent—going directly to the ACLU. Show More Summary

Here’s a List of People and Companies Who Will Match Your ACLU Donations

If you plan to donate to The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that helps defend our constitutional rights and liberties, you might as well double your support for free. Matching Donations is a website with a list of people who will match your ACLU donation. Read more...

Austin Coffee Shops Are Raising Money for ACLU This Weekend

Cafe Medici, Fleet, Houndstooth, Wright Bros., and others Starting today, Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5, 12 Austin coffee shop are participating in a nationwide fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...Show More Summary

Sub Pop, Merge, Hyperdub, More Donating Bandcamp Proceeds to ACLU Today

Bandcamp have announced a list of artists and labels joining their pledge to donate all of the company's share of proceeds from today’s sales on the site to the American Civil Liberties Union. Among them are labels Sub Pop (Father John...Show More Summary

Bandcamp Is Donating All Its Earnings Today to the ACLU

The streaming and e-commerce site has pledged to donate 100% of all proceeds today, Friday, Feb. 3, to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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