Blog of Rights

ACLU of Michigan 2017 Board Election Ballot

August 21, 2017
ACLU of Michigan 2017 Board Election Nominee Biographies The nominees to the Board all share a strong commitment to the mission of the ACLU and the qualities needed to serve as trustees of our...


Free Speech

If President Trump’s Tweets Become Military Policy, the ACLU Will See Him in Court

Some days, I hardly recognize my government and the way it is supposed to comport to the principles of democracy and constitutional fairness. This week we had the Senate majority doggedly pushing for...


LGBT Rights

Blog: Independence Day Parade Reflects the Many Faces of Democracy

By Kelly Ehrenreich Sixty ACLU members, volunteers and staff represented the ACLU of Michigan in the Ann Arbor Independence Day parade earlier this week. Marching through streets lined with rows of...


Free Speech

Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

Regardless of your ethnicity, you have ancestors who were living somewhere in the world on the historic day of June 19, 1865.  For the black residents of Galveston, Texas, however, the day was like...

Guest blog: Racial Discrimination and Detroit's Tax Foreclosure Crisis

By Guest Blogger, Professor Bernadette Atuahene This week the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures released a short animated video explaining the basis of the heart-breaking,...

ACLU of Michigan Urges Taylor Police to Change Policy and Training After Violent Arrest of Calvin Jones

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to the Taylor Police Department, urging re-training and policy changes for its officers in the wake of a traffic stop last year in which an African-American...