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Thinking Freely is a political podcast, from the ACLU of Maryland, informing people about what's happening politically in Maryland from the courts to the streets. You'll hear from ACLU staff, our clients, and community leaders about the issues facing our civil liberties and how you can get involved.

Thinking Freely is a political podcast, from the ACLU of Maryland, informing people about what's happening politically in Maryland from the courts to the streets. You'll hear from ACLU staff, our clients, and community leaders about the issues facing our civil liberties and how you can get involved.
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Thinking Freely is a political podcast, from the ACLU of Maryland, informing people about what's happening politically in Maryland from the courts to the streets. You'll hear from ACLU staff, our clients, and community leaders about the issues facing our civil liberties and how you can get involved.

Twitter:

@ACLU_MD

Language:

English

Contact:

4108898555


Episodes

Taking Back Our Voting Rights from Jim Crow

9/25/2019
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Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. But the right to vote and participate in our democracy is currently denied to thousands of people in Maryland, those who who are incarcerated. Dating back to the racist Jim Crow era state felony disfranchisement laws were created to prevent Americans with felonies from voting. After the Civil War, there was a concerted effort to incarcerate thousands of newly freed slaves and these...

Duration:00:21:40

Let Baltimore Speak: The Fight Against Gag Orders

8/23/2019
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The First Amendment was meant to serve as the backbone of our democracy, allowing people who are critical of the government the right to speak. Historically, white supremacists have co-opted the First Amendment to advance hate and incite violence. At the same time, we have seen People of Color’s First Amendment rights violated when they speak out against oppression and racism. The First Amendment is a vital tool that can be used to advance racial justice. That’s why survivors of police...

Duration:00:28:01

RISE UP : How Black and Brown immigrants are gaining power in Frederick

7/15/2019
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Our immigrant communities need to be supported. Instead, their lives and rights have increasingly been attacked, especially under the Trump Administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has prioritized building more 287(g) partnerships, where local law enforcement officers are deputized as federal immigration agents. Local police only have to go through a month of training to be fully participating officers and there’s little accountability for rights violations. Across the...

Duration:00:27:02