Blog of Rights

Black History Month: Leading the Fight for a Real Criminal Justice System

For centuries, black people have endured the brutal violence of racism and shouldered the burden of leading the fight against it. This fight includes fixing our criminal legal system, which is racist...

The fight for the schoolchildren of Flint: Sign-up for resources

January 22, 2019
The children impacted by the Flint water crisis have a safe place to turn for a free neurodevelopmental evaluation to understand the impact of the water crisis upon them. Lead can only be detected...

Racism in the Paw Paw school district threatens to crush MLK's dream

January 21, 2019
On the day that America pauses to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the ACLU of Michigan asks the federal government to investigate and eradicate racial discrimination and...

Providing Safe, Secure, Objective Parole for Low Risk Prisoners

Michigan has one of the longest averages for time served in prison in the U.S.[1]  The average minimum sentence has increased 26 percent, reaching 9.5 years in 2015. The number one reason people are...

We Can't Afford Voter Suppression in Michigan

May 22, 2018
The right to vote is at risk for many in Michigan – and your state representative is to blame. Right now, they are poised to quickly pass dangerous legislation intended to restrict and suppress...


Voting Rights

It’s Time to Make Voting More Accessible and Secure in Michigan

April 17, 2018
Recently, I visited Alabama with the Faith and Politics Institute for Congressman John Lewis’ Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. We visited civil rights monuments in Birmingham and Montgomery,...


Voting Rights