Last month, the Fort Smith Board of Directors repealed an unconstitutional begging ban that the ACLU of Arkansas had challenged in court. This is good news for Fort Smith residents and the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American under the Constitution.
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Forty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a fundamental truth: that a woman’s right to personal autonomy must include the ability to make the most deeply personal decision of all: the decision of when and whether to have a child.
The right to vote is fundamental to the protection of every other right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. When eligible voters can’t vote, elected officials can’t be held accountable for enacting policies that reflect the will of the people they serve.
Thanks to litigation brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Arkansas, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Sherwood has agreed to stop jailing people for being poor.