Freedom of speech is protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and is guaranteed to all Americans. As a core founding principle, free speech has a long history in America. Safeguarding this cherished freedom is the ACLU’s ongoing commitment. Since 1920, the ACLU has worked to preserve our freedom of speech.
March 28, 2012- Tombstone prosecutors are moving forward with charges against busker Ronald Koch (a.k.a Johnny Bones), despite written assertions from city officials that they have suspended enforcement of an ordinance regulating street performances because of questions regarding its constitutionality.
In a letter sent today to the chair of a state legislative committee, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona demanded that committee members revamp recently-adopted rules giving top lawmakers the authority to severely limit the right to protest on Capitol grounds, saying the regulations violate people’s constitutional right to express themselves and petition their elected officials.
Former judges, academic historians and elected officials from the City of Tucson will gather on February 12th to engage in an interactive discussion about the expansion of civil rights and liberties in Arizona over the past 100 years. 
Dozens of national organizations have joined together to protest the banning of books used for the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).
  The ACLU of Arizona and the Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) announced today that they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving KayAnne Riley, who was terminated last year from the animal shelter for allegedly failing to follow YHS policies and procedures. 
We believe all people have the right to free speech and the freedom to stand up for what they believe in. As long as the ACLU has existed, we've been defending the rights of demonstrators to peaceably assemble and speak their minds.
In letter sent to YouTube administrators, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona criticized the online company for censoring a video of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents arresting a man with a bloody nose.
PHOENIX – In a case that will define just how far elected officials can go to silence their critics, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the City of Prescott Mayor, City Manager and several officials with the Yavapai Humane Society on behalf of an employee of the animal shelter who was fired for her involvement with a group called Prescott Citizens Against Bullies.  
The ACLU of Arizona (ACLU-AZ) filed a series of records requests on April 4, 2011 seeking to prompt Senate President Russell Pearce, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Arizona State Capitol Police Department to release internal documents regarding restrictions on the exercise of First Amendment rights on Senate property.
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