Various courts have halted or modified state laws and thus protected good Americans' right to vote -- but those states have ignored those court rulings. Wisconsin DMV workers have told voters they don't have time to get the ID they need to vote, even though courts have told them to make sure voters get the ID they need; an Ohio court said a state voter purge was illegal, but then the Secretary of State wouldn't let many of those purged voters use either regular or absentee ballots; and Kansas has continued to publish completely erroneous information about voter registration even after being admonished by a court. Of course, a civilized person would convince the court to stay the ruling, and if the court doesn't stay the ruling, would do what the court said, and then challenge the court's rulings afterward. But I guess that's not what winners do, and most politicians don't care about anything but winning. But if you care about freedom, then the ACLU helps you tell the states of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kansas to follow court orders ensuring the voting rights of their citizens. You know, like grown-ups would do.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the government of North Dakota and the U.S. Justice Department to stop encroaching upon the rights of journalists and activists who are covering or resisting the Dakota Access pipeline, then CREDO still helps you do that. Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman did not, as it happens, get formally charged with rioting over her work covering the Dakota Access pipeline protests, but filmmaker Deia Schlosberg still faces 45 years in prison for the "crime" of filming those protests. Meanwhile, good Native Americans and North Dakotans who peacefully protest the pipeline face a militarized police force, replete with checkpoints and roadblocks, not to mention pepper spray. But while the Obama Administration natters on about the "necessity" of protecting our infrastructure (having squandered their chance to remake that infrastructure along renewable lines, you notice), reasonable folks still wonder what, exactly, about a peaceful protest requires removal with dogs and pepper spray. If you're in a position of power and you're even contemplating such a thing, you've already lost.