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Recent Activity

ACLU Decries Bill that Would Deny Public Defenders to Poor People

Legislation has passed House; set for Senate Committee vote

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process

ACLU Decries Taxpayer Dollars Diverted to Private Schools in State Budget

Public money should be for public schools

Issues: Education Reform Religious Liberty

Senate OKs Bill Ensuring Pregnant Employees are Protected

Legislation has already passed the House

Issues: Women's Rights

Drivers License Bill Approved by the Senate

Bill would improve lives, public safety

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice

ACLU Lauds House Passage of Bill Improving Access to Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland today lauded the Maryland State House for voting to approve House Bill 224, which would improve access to voting

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

Senate Passes Bill Protecting Student Social Media Privacy

Maryland Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 838, which would prohibit academic institutions from requiring a students to provide access to personal internet or electronic accounts.

Issues: Privacy & Technology Youth Rights

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Marijuana

Legislation now moves to the House

Issues: Racial Justice Criminal Justice

No Drones Without a Warrant

Bill would prohibit Maryland law enforcement from using drones to gather evidence without a warrant

Issues: Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU Heralds Passage of Historic Death Penalty Repeal Legislation

Group Has Worked for Decades with Partners to End Capital Punishment

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Advocates for Immigrants Rights Bills

Group supports limited use drivers licenses and opposed E-Verify

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice

Federal Court Rebukes Baltimore Police Lawyers for "Veritable Witch Hunt"

$1,000 Fine Ordered Paid to Man Harassed for Recording Police Incident at Preakness

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Due Process

ACLU Advocates for Student Social Media Privacy Bills

Legislation builds on new employee social media privacy law

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Youth Rights

ACLU Opposes Bill to Put Police Officers in Every School

Criminalizing Minor Discipline Issues Does More Harm Than Good

Issues: Racial Justice Youth Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Advocates for Marijuana Decriminalization

Reform Needed to Reduce Bloated, Biased Prison System

Issues: Racial Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU To Testify for Bill to End Shackling of Pregnant Women

Practice is unhumane and dangerous

Issues: Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

ACLU Concerned About Cell Phone Tracking

Testifies in Support of Bill Requiring Search Warrant

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Due Process

Protecting Pregnant Women in the Workplace

ACLU Supports Bill Ensuring Pregnant Workers are Not Discriminated Against

Issues: Women's Rights

Thousands Rally in Annapolis for Baltimore City School Construction

3,000 parents, students, teachers, advocates, and community members gathered in Annapolis to show their support for the "Block Grant Bill" (HB860/SB743)

Issues: Education Reform

ACLU Testifies Against NDAA Detention

Bill opposes Maryland involvement in civilian detentions

Issues: Safe and Free Due Process

ACLU Testifies in Support of Same-Day Registration, Early Voting Expansion

Legislation would improve access to voting

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections