Voting Rights

The right to vote is a fundamental in a democratic society and must be safeguarded zealously. The ACLU of Connecticut has worked to ensure that all citizens may vote in Connecticut without intimidation, coercion or unnecessary barriers.

Know Your Voting Rights

November 7, 2016

Know your rights about registering to vote on Election Day. If you or someone you know are in line by 8 p.m. and are prevented from registering to vote, it’s time to contact the ACLU-CT.

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Know Your Rights

August 31, 2016

Do you know your rights if you are stopped by the police? What if you are attending a protest, or recording the police? We’ve put together a few easy-to-use resources that might come in handy the next time you need quick access to information about your constitutional rights.

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As a voice for freedom and equality, our legislative priorities include promoting and preserving civil liberties for all. Through state legislative advocacy, we aim to defend and extend key constitutional principles, including privacy, justice, and democracy. The bills below represent just some of the issues of interest to the ACLU of Connecticut in 2016. Criminal […]

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State lawmakers passed a bill that will protect voting rights in the Constitution State.

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I returned home Sunday night from Selma, Alabama, where Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a bipartisan delegation of members of Congress, civil rights leaders, and over 80,000 marchers joined to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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