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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

Justin Bieber? What about all the other immigrants detained & deported for lesser charges?

Why local Bieber fans should support the Maryland Trust Act

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

Take a Stand! Demand Affordable Housing for All!

Since the housing collapse in 2008, families are now struggling to find affordable housing in Maryland.

Issues: Fair Housing

Your right to protest in Baltimore City just got a lot easier!

In a lawsuit challenging Baltimore City’s rules governing free speech activities in City parks, the ACLU of Maryland has landed another victory at protecting your rights.

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices


As revelations about NSA’s spying program continues, join the ACLU to take the next step in demanding a full investigation of these unconstitutional practices.

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

Poverty still hits the city hardest

The suburbanization of poverty may be the trend nationwide, but Baltimore still suffers much more than its surrounding jurisdictions

Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice

Proposed Discipline Regulations Hold Districts Accountable for Racial Disparities

Take action during public comment period to support new school discipline regulations ending zero tolerance policies

Issues: Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Education Reform School Climate

The Fight Continues: Ending Mass Incarceration in Maryland

With only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Learn more and get involved at local events.

Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU's Bebe Verdery Among "50 Women to Watch"

Baltimore Sun Magazine selects ACLU of Maryland Education Reform Project Director Bebe Verdery as one of "50 Women to Watch"

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Youth Rights School Climate