5 Things You Can Do - April 4, 2017

5 Things You Can Do

April 4, 2017

As long as there is an American Civil Liberties Union (and we've been around for nearly 100 years), we will take a stand for what is right. We're stronger when you stand with us. We started this feature because we're hearing from supporters like you every day, and we want to help you raise your voice in ways that can make a real impact.

1. Educate (yourself and others).

This week, the ACLU of Indiana and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky won an important victory in protecting the rights of women in Indiana to control their bodies and their reproductive healthcare. Read about the decision, or watch our press conference, and share it with your friends and family.

2. Survive.

Were you unable to make it to our (wildly) successful "Survival Guide to the Next Four Years" panel discussion in February? Join us at Indiana University Northwest for the next installment! 

A Survival Guide to the Next Four Years
Wednesday, April 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Indiana University Northwest
Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center
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RSVP today!

Can't make it to Northwest Indiana? We will be livestreaming it on our Facebook page.

3. Stand with Planned Parenthood.

Our win in Federal Court this week protected women's constitutional right to an abortion, but the fight to protect fundamental health care choices is not over. Join us on April 8—the weekend our Congressional delegation returns to the Hoosier state for recess—as we rally with Planned Parenthood in defense of reproductive rights.

4. Read.

Last year, the state legislature in North Carolina passed "HB2" the hideous anti-LGBTQ bill that stripped away discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across the state and mandated discrimination against transgender people. This week, the North Carolina passed a sham repeal of HB2, which further entrenches discrimination. Read more about it in the ACLU's analysis of the bill. 

5. Protect (your privacy).

Last week the U.S. Senate overturned rules that prevented most internet service providers (ISP) from selling your web browsing history and other sensitive data to private corporations without your permission. ISPs can now:

One step to take immediately is to install a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your computers, tablets, and phones. VPNs route your internet traffic through secure, encrypted connections, masking your activities. There are a lot of good VPNs, and a lot of bad ones too, so do some comparison shopping and then use this chart to make sure your chosen VPN is doing its part to protect your privacy.

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