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November 2, 2019 at 9:15 pm

ACLU Chapter Hosts Ohio Campaigns Director to Discuss Voting Rights, Nov. 12

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The Ohio University Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union hosts Mark Gavin Sr., Campaigns Director for the ACLU-Ohio, on Nov. 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. in Bentley 009.

Mark Gavin, Sr., Campaigns Director for the ACLU of Ohio, will join the ACLU of OU for a talk about community organizing efforts on bail reform and voting rights.

The ACLU of Ohio has joined a nationwide project called the Campaign for Smart Justice which strives to cut the jail and prison population by 50%. The ACLU has been on the forefront of voting rights throughout it’s history.

Most recently, the ACLU of Ohio has fought to end the state’s voter purge and to end partisan gerrymandering.

The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that focuses on protecting all Americans’ rights and liberties.

“The ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas. Beyond one person, party, or side — the ACLU dares to create a more perfect union,” according to the ACLU website.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is headquartered at the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center in Cleveland. The organization also maintains a regional office in Columbus.

Mark Gavin Sr., portrait

Mark Gavin Sr., Campaigns Director for the ACLU-Ohio

The ACLU-Ohio has received numerous awards over the years for its cutting-edge work defending civil liberties, and has over 30,000 members throughout the state.

The ACLU-OU is a student branch of the ACLU-Ohio, who meet biweekly to discuss topics of importance to the organization’s core values.

If you have any questions, contact ACLU-OU Director Lydia Wendel via email at

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