Stories from the ACLU of Washington

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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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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The ACLU-WA’s 2016 Bill of Rights Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 12 at the Seattle Westin. ACLU supporters will honor civil liberties champions and enjoy food, fellowship, and timely political humor. Awards recipients will include transgender rights pioneer Marsha Botzer, police reform advocates the Community Police Commission, and high school student activist Veronique Harris. Comedian Jessica Williams of The Daily Show will offer her pointed insights on our political scene – just a few days after the elections.
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Monday, October 24, 2016
Restorative justice provides an alternative that can help break the cycle of over-incarceration for many offenses.  Restorative practices focus on repairing the harm that has been done, rather than simply punishing someone who has committed an offense by locking them up.
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Schools must refrain from trampling the free-speech rights of students, but if that’s all they do, their work is incomplete. Rather than approach student protests as something simply to be tolerated, schools should embrace the teachable moments they present.

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