The state of Florida has a shameful history of discrimination and bias against racial minorities. Though great strides have been made for equality during and since the Civil Rights Movement, racial minorities still face challenges and discrimination in our state.
Americans enjoy a degree of religious freedom unknown in most of the rest of the world. The United States is home to more than 1,500 different religious bodies and 360,000 churches, synagogues and mosques, and has a higher percentage of church attendance than anywhere else in the world.
The Florida Constitution calls for a “uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools.” The ACLU of Florida believes that schools are not constitutional dead zones, and yet students are often subjected to unreasonable searches, restrictions on their First Amendmen
Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote. A system of fair and open elections in which all qualified citizens — regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status or any other category — may cast a vote and have it accurately counted is the backbone of our democracy.
The ACLU of Florida is working to secure gender equality and ensure that all women and girls are able to lead lives of dignity, free from violence and discrimination, including discrimination based on gender stereotypes. This means a society where all women and girls have equal access to quality