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January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Come Join the Ohio University Chapter of the ACLU, Jan. 21

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The Ohio University Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will resume holding its biweekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Jan. 21, in Bentley 009.

The Ohio University Chapter of the ACLU brings the ACLU’s goals of defending and preserving civil rights and liberties derived from the Constitution to Ohio University’s campus, making the group more accessible and allow students to access valuable information and practice advocacy for civil liberties and rights.

The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works through litigation and lobbying to protect and preserve American liberties and rights.

The ACLU was founded nearly 100 years ago, and since then has garnered more than 1.5 million members nationwide. The ACLU continues to fight today government abuse and individual freedoms and liberties.

Throughout its existence, the ACLU has been involved in dozens of famous court cases. For instance, the legalization of abortion through Roe v. Wade, and also the expansion of privacy rights of same sex couples in Lawrence v. Texas.

The ACLU continues to be integral to some of the most significant social and political developments of this century.

At chapter meetings, the group recaps recent political events that directly effect the lives of Ohio University students, such as reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice reform, freedom of speech, racial justice, and much more.

In addition, the group also hosts trivia nights at specified chapter meetings. Members are encouraged to discuss current events and debate the ACLU’s positions on certain staple decisions and controversial issues, all while learning more about individual rights and liberties.

The groups are open to all and no formal membership is required.

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