A test for the U.S. Constitution, in church and at the voting booth


The relationship between Americans’ constitutional rights and liberties, and emergency measures to fight the coronavirus, remains murky.

Freedom of religion

Churches are confronted with unprecedented restrictions on the right to congregate in houses of worship.

While some religious groups are moving to online-only services, others are ignoring official restrictions on large gatherings for church services and weddings.

Source: Associated Press

The right to vote

Yet even as new emergency measures are imposed on a daily basis in most states across America, many of which curtail many citizens’ rights on a temporary basis, the ACLU has called for a renewed commitment to the fundamental democratic right to vote.

You don’t even have to protest to do so — simply ask for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Source: American Civil Liberties Union (advocacy group)

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