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Poverty still hits the city hardest

The suburbanization of poverty may be the trend nationwide, but Baltimore still suffers much more than its surrounding jurisdictions

Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice

Proposed Discipline Regulations Hold Districts Accountable for Racial Disparities

Take action during public comment period to support new school discipline regulations ending zero tolerance policies

Issues: Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Education Reform School Climate

The Fight Continues: Ending Mass Incarceration in Maryland

With only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Learn more and get involved at local events.

Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU's Bebe Verdery Among "50 Women to Watch"

Baltimore Sun Magazine selects ACLU of Maryland Education Reform Project Director Bebe Verdery as one of "50 Women to Watch"

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Youth Rights School Climate

What’s New & Next for Freedom of Speech in Montgomery County

An update on the exciting story of MCPS student, Enidris Siurano-Rodriguez and free speech

Issues: Free Speech Safe and Free Youth Rights

Fighting for Fair Representation in Wicomico County

Reopening DOJ’s legal challenge could be one giant step towards addressing Wicomico County’s long, persistent history of racial discrimination.

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections

Pledging Allegiance to Free Speech

Two weeks ago, if you told Enidris Siurano-Rodriguez that artists such as Ricky Martin and Calle 13 would be tweeting about her right to free speech - she would never have believed it.

Issues: Free Speech Youth Rights

Daily Record shines light on threat to due process for poor people

House Bill 153 threatens basic constitutional protections

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process

Reform Marijuana Law

Decriminalizing small amounts of pot in Maryland would serve justice in more ways than one

Issues: Racial Justice Criminal Justice

Historic Passage of Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland

Last Friday, Maryland's House of Delegates voted 82-56 to pass historic legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice