The ACLU-MN sent a letter to the Minneapolis City Council encouraging them to revise their proposed policy establishing a "Clean Zone" in Downtown Minneapolis in the weeks surrounding the All Star Baseball Game. The ACLU-MN believes the way the policy is currently written violates Minnesotans constitutional rights. Unfortunately Minneapolis City Council passed the proposed policy on February 21 without any revisions that safeguard our freedom of speech. Now our free speech rights rest in the hands of a private corporation. Read more.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota supports legislation that would expand voting access to include the 63,000 Minnesotans who are living in their communities who have a felony conviction in their past. Current law dictates that individuals are not eligible to vote until their sentence has been completed. The ACLU-MN hopes to change that law.