The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
Montgomery County: Lead the way on public campaign financing
The first real opportunity to pass public funding reform in Maryland.
Issues: Open Government Voting Rights and Elections
Harris: Tone-deaf in his district and D.C.
"It’s time for Harris to stop dabbling in D.C. and concentrate on meeting the pressing needs of his district."
Issues: Criminal Justice Racial Justice Police Practices
Gazette Lauded for Editorial Supporting Student Free Speech
"Don't Stand for Pledge Harassment" spoke out about the rights of ACLU client Enidris Suirano-Rodriguez
Issues: Free Speech Youth Rights
Voter Hotline for Primary and General Election: 1-888-496-ACLU
ACLU also offers Maryland Voter Empowerment Cards in English and Spanish
Issues: Voting Rights and Elections
Lifting the Voices of Housing Voucher Holders
ACLU of Maryland and national partners launch new Housing Mobility website, featuring the voices of families benefiting from the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program.
Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice Youth Rights
Marking a marriage equality milestone
Judge Murdock's early, visionary role in the struggle for marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
Issues: LGBT Rights
Not My Boss’s Business: Rally at the Supreme Court
The ACLU of Maryland joined coalition partners, and thousands of people, at the Supreme Court for a "Rally for Birth Control" on March 25.
Issues: Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom
Crownsville: A piece of Maryland history that shouldn't be forgotten
During the 20th century, Crownsville State Hospital was an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in inhumane conditions, experienced mistreatment, and were subjected to experimentation without their informed consent.
Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights
Why are your tax dollars subsidizing religious schools?
Tell your legislators that public dollars should be used to support public schools.
Issues: Education Reform Religious Liberty
Maryland top of the class in movement to end zero-tolerance school discipline
State is the first in the nation to enact policy changes following the announcement of new federal discipline guidelines around racial disproportionality and suspensions.
Issues: Education Reform Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Juvenile Justice