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Take Action for Pregnant Workers’ Rights

  • April 18, 2017
  • Posted in News

No one in Kentucky should have to choose between the health of their pregnancy and their job. Yet, this is happening all too often in the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act (KY PWRA), filed during the regular session of the 2017 General Assembly (HB 260/SB172), would ensure that pregnant workers are given fair […]

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Lawsuit Keeps Last Abortion Clinic in Kentucky Open

  • April 10, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

A federal court signed an order April 10, 2017 that permits the last clinic in Kentucky to remain open during the pendency of the case.  The American Civil Liberties Union and attorneys at Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman P.S.C. filed a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking unconstitutional state laws that would have forced the clinic […]

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Update: Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order in Clinic Closure Case

  • March 31, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

A Judge has GRANTED a temporary restraining order, blocking the state from shutting down EMW Women’s Surgical Center. The American Civil Liberties Union and attorneys at Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman P.S.C filed a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking unconstitutional state laws that would have forced the clinic to close. The law that Kentucky used […]

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ACLU Challenges Imminent Closure of Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

  • March 29, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

***Breaking (3/31/17, 2PM) A Judge has GRANTED a temporary restraining order, blocking the state from shutting down EMW Women’s Surgical Center*** The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the imminent closure of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic. The ACLU and attorneys at Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman P.S.C. filed the federal lawsuit aimed at blocking unnecessary […]

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2017 Board of Directors Elections

  • March 17, 2017
  • Posted in News

It’s Time to Vote! 2017 ACLU of KY Board of Directors Voting is now available online here. You will need your Member ID to vote.  You can find it on the label of the postcard that was mailed to you about this election. Can’t find your Member ID or want to request a paper ballot?  […]

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Ask Governor Bevin to Veto “Blue Lives Matter”

  • March 7, 2017
  • Posted in News

After a 33-5 vote in the Kentucky Senate, the “Blue Lives Matter” bill House Bill 14 heads to the Governor’s desk. The legislation adds first responders as a protected class under Kentucky’s hate crime statutes. We joined our allies in opposing this bill because it was devised as a counter to the Black Lives Matter […]

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Welcome Heather Gatnarek, new Legal Fellow

  • March 6, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

Heather Gatnarek has joined the ACLU of Kentucky as our first Legal Fellow. Since 2012, Gatnarek has served as a Staff Attorney in the Kentucky Department of Advocacy’s Capital Trials Branch. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College, and her JD from Georgetown. While at DPA she was a member of Equal Justice Works’ […]

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Brackets for Good: Donate Today!

  • February 23, 2017
  • Posted in News

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to participate in a March Madness-style fundraising tournament called Brackets for Good!  Similar to NCAA tournament competition, nonprofits will face-off with one another.  $1 donated = 1 point.  The nonprofit with the most points advances to the next round. The ultimate winner receives a $10,000 donation on […]

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Take Action: Oppose “Blue Lives Matter”

  • February 7, 2017
  • Posted in News

A bill that pays lip service to public safety is advancing in the Kentucky Legislature, and we need your help to stop it. Contact your legislators and ask them to vote no on the Blue Lives Matter bill, HB 14. The bill, HB 14, seeks to upend hate crimes law by adding first responders as […]

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From ACLU National: Trump discriminated. We sued.

  • January 28, 2017
  • Posted in News

The ACLU and several other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqi men who were en route to the United States when President Trump issued an executive order banning many Muslims from entering the country. The lead plaintiffs were detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation – even though they […]

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