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Recent Activity

Federal Appeals Court to Hear May 8 Arguments in Muslim Ban Challenge

Federal Appeals Court to Hear May 8 Arguments in Muslim Ban Challenge

Issues: Immigrants' Rights

Statement Regarding Consent Decree Approval

Approving the consent decree is a step in the right direction.

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU of Maryland Seeks to Disrupt School to Prison Pipeline with Bills Protecting Young Children

Issues: Education Reform

Baltimore Education Coalition Statement on Mayor Pugh, Del. McIntosh Presentation on Fixing City Schools’ Budget Gap

Issues: Education Reform

City Schools Deficit: What You Can Do

Read the latest edition of the Education Reform Project's newsletter, the Education Advocate.

Issues: Education Reform

Maryland Children Need Additional $2.6 Billion for Adequate Education

Edadvo, Education Advocate, Newsletter, Adequacy Study Draft, ACLU Analysis, October 2016, Kirwan Commission


Governor Hogan: Reconsider your position and release allocated funds

The ACLU of Maryland, Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore Teachers Union, League of Women Voters, Maryland Education Coalition, Maryland Out of School Time Network, Maryland PTA, and Maryland State Education Association sent a letter to Governor Hogan about education funding.

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

Baltimore City Schools Hosts Conversations About School Police

Baltimore City Public Schools and City Delegation have scheduled 7 "Community Conversations" to discuss school police policy in July 2015.

Issues: Education Reform

Seven districts lose funding under Governor Hogan's education budget for School Year 2015-16

The state legislature set aside funding in the state budget to fully fund education. Despite overwhelming bipartisan support, Governor Hogan decided not to accept the budget.

Issues: Education Reform

ACLU to Hold "Police Accountability to the Communities They Serve," Annual Chapter Dinner and Discussion

Guest speakers include Del. Alonzo Washington, sponsor of House Bill 954, to require police departments to report to the state civilian deaths as a result of a police encounter.

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

Marijuana Decriminalization Fix Bill Passes General Assembly, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation to remove criminal penalties for possession of marijuana paraphernalia was approved by the General Assembly.

Issues: Criminal Justice

ACLU Heralds Signing of Bills Expanding Rights

Legislation on Death Penalty Repeal, Drivers Licenses, and Same-Day Voter Registration

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Due Process Voting Rights and Elections Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

ACLU Lauds House Passage of Bill Improving Access to Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland today lauded the Maryland State House for voting to approve House Bill 224, which would improve access to voting

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

Senate Passes Bill Protecting Student Social Media Privacy

Maryland Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 838, which would prohibit academic institutions from requiring a students to provide access to personal internet or electronic accounts.

Issues: Privacy & Technology Youth Rights

Thousands Rally in Annapolis for Baltimore City School Construction

3,000 parents, students, teachers, advocates, and community members gathered in Annapolis to show their support for the "Block Grant Bill" (HB860/SB743)

Issues: Education Reform

New State Discipline Regulations Aim to Keep Students in the Classroom!

Changes to the state discipline code would refocus school discipline on keeping students connected and in school.

Issues: Education Reform School Climate

Baltimore City Takes Historic First Step to Rebuild All City Schools!

New report outlines plan to ensure all city students learn in 21st century buildings.

Issues: Education Reform School Facilities


Today at the ACLU of Maryland, we are taking our data back and we want you to join us.

Issues: Privacy & Technology Police Practices Open Government

"Doomsday" budget averted!

State legislature restores $128 million in education funding during the May special session.

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding Student Achievement Youth Rights

What do "doomsday" budget cuts mean for education?

A chart detailing the cuts to education and other critical services should the state legislature fail to pass reconciliation and revenue bills in special session.

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding Youth Rights