News Releases

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian who lives in Portland, Oregon, filed an administrative complaint today against the Border Patrol after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA, pulled him off of a bus during a layover at the Greyhound Bus Station in the Spokane Intermodal Center.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Governor Inslee signed into law the Responsible Teen Communications Act (SHB 1742) which protects teenagers from felony prosecution for distribution or possession of child pornography when they make explicit messages and images of themselves (“selfies”) and share them with peers, and invests in evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
A letter from organizations supporting strong consumer data privacy laws, regarding SB 5376
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Exception would expose businesses to lawsuits from customers and employees
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Board of Directors of the ACLU of Washington (ACLU-WA) is proud to name Michele Storms to succeed Kathleen Taylor in the role of Executive Director.
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Past conviction doesn’t automatically disqualify her from childcare work, court said
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Allied organizations support the introduction of death penalty repeal bill in Washington legislature
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The ACLU of Washington and PeaceHealth, a Catholic healthcare organization, have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU-WA, Enstad v. PeaceHealth regarding coverage of transgender services determined to be medically necessary.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Regardless of the federal recommendations, Washington state’s constitution and laws provide additional protections for students and a create a strong mandate for schools to adopt discipline policies that are nondiscriminatory, culturally competent, and provide for every student’s education and safety.
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Friday, November 9, 2018
After an ACLU-WA lawsuit, the government agreed to naturalize a decorated Army service member.

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