NYCLU Victory in NYPD Quota Case Protects Speech of Officers, Public Employees

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In a victory for the free speech rights of police officers and all public employees, a federal appeals court this morning ruled that when an NYPD officer and whistleblower exposed an illegal quota system in his Bronx precinct that his speech was protected. The case was brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU of Maine Urges Legislature to Reject Discriminatory Voter ID Bill

Similar Laws Around the Country Make it Harder for Poor People, Minorities and Elderly to Vote

February 26, 2015

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AUGUSTA – The ACLU of Maine will urge the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs to reject LD 197, "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Election Laws by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting," at a public hearing in Augusta today.

Net Neutrality Vote a Victory for Free Speech

ACLU Hails FCC Decision to Adopt Strongest Ever Open Internet Protections

February 26, 2015

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission approved new regulations today reclassifying Internet providers as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act. The rules would prohibit Internet service providers from blocking controversial or competing content or services, and would prevent "fast lanes".

MoveOn Reacts to Chicago Mayoral Election Results

Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, responded to news that progressive challenger Jesús “Chuy” García had forced Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff: 

“Tonight’s results are a huge win for progressives and working families across Chicago. Rahm Emanuel’s millions of dollars weren’t enough to whitewash his record of siding with big-money corporate interests over regular people. The fact that a majority of Chicagoans voted for change is a clear rejection of Mayor Emanuel’s policies that have left too many behind.

MoveOn Celebrates President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Statement from Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, on President Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline:

“President Obama’s veto of legislation that would approve the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline is a win for grassroots activists and the American public, and echoes the voices of MoveOn members who have said loudly and clearly that they expect elected officials to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and stop this carbon bomb.

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