Stories from the ACLU of Washington

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
When it comes to how healthy you are, money matters— a lot.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Two clients represented by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the ACLU of Washington and collaborating attorneys from MacDonald Hoague and Bayless and Pacifica Law Group have been released from the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at SeaTac airport. One of the clients is an engineer originally from Sudan but now residing in the United Arab Emirates and was attending an engineering conference in the U.S. The other individual who was detained by CBP is a Yemeni citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia and was coming to visit family here in the U.S. Both clients expressed their gratitude for the support of so many Americans. While in the custody of CBP, they were able to watch coverage of the protests at the airport and they both expressed gratitude for those expressions of solidarity. We are grateful to the many political leaders who urged their release.
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Serving the needs of all people in the community without regard to immigration status represents basic American values.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
In America, everyone has the right to their personal property. Whether we live next door or outdoors makes no difference; The Constitution protects each of us, all of the time.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Washington schools suspended or expelled over 6000 students in kindergarten through third grade in the 2015-2016 school year.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
People who lack adequate housing still create for themselves homes. They have privacy rights
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
To celebrate Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15, the ACLU-WA will be handing out free copies of the Bill of Rights, “No One Trumps the Constitution” bumper stickers, and more at Seattle’s Westlake Park from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
ON Nov. 8, something rather extraordinary happened in America’s heartland. Oklahoma voters, 65 percent of whom supported the Trump-Pence ticket, also passed a pair of criminal-justice-reform ballot initiatives by 14- and 12-point margins.
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The core purpose of the public accommodation laws, as the state’s Supreme Court should affirm, is to preserve and protect the essential human dignity of all members of our diverse society. These laws benefit all of us — people of all races, faiths, national origins and sexual orientations.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
For more than 80 years, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington has been freedom’s watchdog in this state, challenging government abuse of rights and fighting for fairness in our laws and their enforcement.  We will continue to stand strong as we pursue freedom, justice, and equality for all.

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