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24 Hours Can Make All the Difference

Take action against mass incarceration in Maryland

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

It was a woman who founded the ACLU of Maryland.

This Women's History Month, we remember that it was a woman who founded the ACLU of Maryland: Elisabeth Gilman.

Issues: Women's Rights

Baltimore City Cannot Evade Responsibility for the Gun Trace Task Force

Baltimore cannot again shift the cost of BPD's repeated and systemic failures onto the people who have been victimized

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Welcomes Sergio España, First-Ever Director of Engagement and Mobilization

The ACLU of Maryland is delighted to announce our new Director of Engagement and Mobilization, Sergio España.  He will work in partnership with our members to build relationships between ACLU staff and community activists and organize supporters to advance our public policy, legal, and communications priorities.


Is Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department Trying to Kill Police Reform in Baltimore?

Why is everyone in Baltimore ready to move forward with police reform except Donald Trump's Department of Justice?

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

Rallies, marches and protests happening in DC and Maryland

Lots of opportunities to speak out for civil rights and liberties!

Issues: Free Speech Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Women's Rights

ACLU Education Reform Project Releases Legislative Priorities for the Maryland General Assembly of 2017

The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly opened this week. The ACLU's Education Reform Project will be there to protect and strengthen education funding for public schools in Maryland, support more capital funding for deficient school facilities, ensure effective and fair discipline policies, and oppose public funds for private and religious schools.

Issues: Education Reform

Baltimore Police Secretly Running Aerial Mass-Surveillance Eye in the Sky

"Wide-area surveillance" involves the deployment of megapixel cameras on a Cessna aircraft

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Criminal Justice

Because Incarcerated People Matter: ACLU-MD Concerns with the 2020 Census Proposal

The "usual residence" for incarcerated people is their home, and not at the random facility they happen to be held at on Census day.

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

OpEd: Building a more equitable Port Covington

New paradigm needed to realize equitable growth for all

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Open Government Women's Rights