Post-election: the ACLU springs to action across the country

Since Election Day, the ACLU has seen a renewed sense of urgency from hundreds of thousands of Americans to protect civil liberties.

Right now, the ACLU is working across the country to protect the rights of protesters and to ensure those who voice their concerns know their rights. In the coming weeks and months, we will be ready to respond quickly to new threats, and will be focusing specifically on the following challenges:

  • Protecting "Dreamers," the immigrants covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a 2012 presidential executive action that allows certain undocumented immigrants to the United States who entered the country before their 16th birthday to receive a work permit and exemption from deportation.
  • Resisting any attempt to create a dragnet deportation force.
  • Obstructing any effort to defund Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health service providers or deny reproductive rights.
  • Preserving civil rights protections for transgender Americans.
  • Preventing "stop-and-frisk" policies from being adopted nationwide.
  • Opposing any ban levied against Muslims for entry into the United States or discrimination against Muslims in the United States.

Why is the ACLU concerned? Click here to read the ACLU's analysis of proposals made by President-elect Trump: https://medium.com/acluelection2016/the-trump-memos-67744bd4e8a9#.4ax9l5hp1

 

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