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Recent Activity

ACLU supports promising "community schools" strategy

Incorporating holistic methods of student and family engagement brings results

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding Student Achievement Racial Justice Youth Rights Juvenile Justice School Climate

ACLU of Maryland Applauds President Obama's Visit to Baltimore Mosque

Our state and nation are strengthened when we recognize our common humanity

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Safe and Free Racial Justice Religious Liberty

Lawsuit Challenges Race Discrimination and Retaliation Against Black Police Officers in Pocomoke

Long legacy of racial discrimination in Worcester County

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices

Legislature Overrides Gov. Hogan's Veto of Bill to Fix State's Marijuana Decriminalization Law

New Poll Shows Most State Voters Support Broader Reform

Issues: Privacy & Technology Racial Justice Criminal Justice

Jan 18: MLK police accountability rally in Annapolis

Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability event to demand strong legislation in 2016

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

State Policing Workgroup Recommendations a Positive Step, More Needed

Coalition Statement Regarding Maryland Policing Workgroup Recommendations

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU joins legal complaint against Governor's Discriminatory Transportation Policy

Lack of rapid transit for African Americans in Baltimore to reach jobs, housing a civil rights issue

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Racial Justice

Mistrial declared in trial of William Porter

Statement of the ACLU of Maryland

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU speaks out about Baltimore City students' right to protest

Responds to Baltimore School System letter to parents, students, community members

Issues: Education Reform Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices

ACLU Successfully Defends Right of Homeowner to Display Political Messages on His Property

Citation Had Been Issued Based on "Black Lives Matter" Message

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices

39 Maryland Groups Press Hogan to Change Syrian Refugee Policy

Letter sent to Governor showing support for refugees

Issues: Immigrants' Rights

ACLU Speaks out Against Governor Hogan's Call to Bar Syrian Refugees

Governor's decision goes against our common humanity

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Safe and Free Racial Justice Due Process Religious Liberty

Mobile Justice Comes to Maryland

ACLU Releases Phone App for Recording Police Encounters

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Governor Hogan: Reconsider your position and release allocated funds

The ACLU of Maryland, Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore Teachers Union, League of Women Voters, Maryland Education Coalition, Maryland Out of School Time Network, Maryland PTA, and Maryland State Education Association sent a letter to Governor Hogan about education funding.

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

Advocates to hold press conference regarding state workgroup meeting on LEOBR

Groups Decry Law Enforcement-Dominated Hearing

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU Files 2nd Open Meeting Complaint Against Pocomoke

Officials Face Accusations of Racial Bias in Firing of Police Chief

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Important Cell Phone Location Data Ruling Protects Privacy

Federal Appeals Court Rules Warrant Is Required for Cell Phone Location Tracking

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Pocomoke City

The Real News Network, other media blocked from public town meeting on racial bias concerns with police chief firing

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Open Government

ACLU Comment on Closure of Decaying and Dangerous Jail Building in Baltimore

Maryland must provide safe housing and adequate health care to detainees

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Disability Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

Baltimore City Schools Hosts Conversations About School Police

Baltimore City Public Schools and City Delegation have scheduled 7 "Community Conversations" to discuss school police policy in July 2015.

Issues: Education Reform