The ACLU-MN is working hard to promote civil rights and civil liberties in this era of COVID-19.
Right now, we are living in unprecedented times.
We are living in unprecedented times. We know things feel scary. We want to reassure you that the ACLU-MN’s work to safeguard civil liberties goes on – and we’re working harder than ever – even though where we’re doing it has changed.
At this unprecedented moment in our history, the ground can feel like it’s shifting nearly every minute. Our nation is facing a serious public health crisis, and it’s important that we do what we can to take care of ourselves and each other.
Jen was arrested for drug possession. She was sentenced to a year in county jail and 40 years of probation. Because Minnesota law bars people on felony probation or supervision from voting, that means Jen won't be eligible to vote until she is in her seventies.
Minnesota law allows a driver’s license to be suspended if someone fails to pay a fine for a traffic violation or fails to appear in court in response to a ticket. These excessive fines and fees are hurting everyday Minnesotans, who just want to get to work and care for their families.
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