Last year, democracy had an accident, and it does more damage every day.
The ACLU has been there from day one, and continues to fight against this administration's backwards and abusive policies.
They have fought his racist travel bans.
They have fought for LGBTQ rights in the military (and in the bakery, for that matter).
They have fought for reproductive health care for women.
They have fought against the illegal detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants.
They have fought for our privacy online and in the voting booth.
It was the ACLU that won the right to teach evolution in the schools in The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes in 1925.
It was the ACLU that desegregated the schools in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
It was the ACLU that won the right of people of different races to marry, first in Arizona with Oyama v. O'Neill in 1960, and then for the whole nation in Loving v. Virginia in 1967.
It was the ACLU of Arizona that won our "right to remain silent" in the landmark 1966 Miranda v. Arizona case.
It was the ACLU that protected reproductive rights for women in Roe v. Wade in 1973.
It was the ACLU that won the right for same-sex couples to marry in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015.
It was the ACLU of Arizona that put a stop to disgraced former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's illegal and brutal activities.
This list is nowhere near complete, but you get the idea.
Whether the fight for freedom begins in the streets, or in the classroom, or in the workplace, or in the home, it often is settled in the courts, and the ACLU is there fighting for us every day. That's why we support the ACLU.
Will you join us?
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It's not over! The fight continues. You can support the cause of liberty and justice by contributing to the ACLU of Arizona here.
We would like to thank our business & organization partners for their generous pledges:
The Deupree Family Foundation
Heather "L'il Mama" Hardy