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Louisville Receives Only 1.5 Out of 5 Stars in Repro Health Index

  • October 18, 2017
  • Posted in News

ACLU-KY allies Louisville Clinic Escorts and Kentucky Health Justice Network urge Louisville Metro Leaders to Take a Stand and Expand Protections for Reproductive Freedom.  Read their press release below: National Institute for Reproductive Health Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Initiative to Evaluate and Lay a Blueprint for Advancing Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Policies in Cities About the […]

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Judge: Handcuffing Disabled Students “excessive force”

  • October 17, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

The Federal District Court Judge presiding over S.R. et. al v. Kenton County issued an opinion October 11th that the cuffing of two students with disabilities by a school resource officer was an unconstitutional seizure and excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment.  The Court also ruled that Kenton County is liable for the […]

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Join the Let People Vote Campaign

  • October 2, 2017
  • Posted in News

Voting is fundamental to our democracy. Every single person, regardless of race, gender, wealth, or identity, deserves the right to have a say in how their community is governed and who is governing them. A more democratic society – one that empowers all of us to participate in a system that is fair and efficient […]

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VICTORY! Federal Court Strikes Down Narrated Ultrasound Requirement

  • September 27, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

Late September 27, 2017 a federal court issued an order that strikes down an anti-abortion law that forced doctors to display and describe a patient’s ultrasound, as well as to play the fetal heartbeat, even if the doctor believed it would harm the patient or it was against their wishes. (Read the court’s full opinion […]

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New ACLU-KY Report: Private Probation in Kentucky

  • September 27, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

After investigations, report recommends courts abandon private probation or adopt major reforms to ensure adequate oversight The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky issued a report on the status of private probation companies in Kentucky. The report comes after the organization conducted two, months’ long investigations into private probation in 2015 and 2017. In summarizing […]

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$85,518+ raised during Give For Good Louisville

  • September 13, 2017
  • Posted in Front Slider

Thank you for your support during Give For Good Louisville.  185 donors, giving anywhere from $10 to $50,000, helped us raise a whooping $85,518 in 24-hours!  That money will be augmented by prize pool dollars.  Our Board of Directors and staff have a special message for all of our Give for Good donors.  Watch here.

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Order Your 2017 Reproductive Freedom Project Benefit Tickets

  • September 6, 2017
  • Posted in News

It’s time once again to gather with fellow supporters of reproductive rights for the ACLU of Kentucky Reproductive Freedom Project Benefit. This year’s event comes as our legal program fights in federal court to keep the doors open at Kentucky’s only remaining abortion clinic. Join us on Saturday, October 14 for drinks and appetizers, as […]

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ACLU of Kentucky Statement on Termination of DACA

  • September 5, 2017
  • Posted in Immigrants' Rights

The Trump administration today announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. The DACA program has served as a critical lifeline for nearly 800,000 young immigrants, or “Dreamers,” who came to this country as children and know the United States as their only home. The following is a statement from Kate […]

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What To Do If DACA Ends

  • August 31, 2017
  • Posted in Immigrants' Rights

Important information if the Trump administration moves to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from our allies at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center Community Advisory What to Do if DACA Ends 8.28.17 SPAN Community Advisory What to Do if DACA Ends 8.28.17 ENG  

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Bible literacy classes in Kentucky public schools

  • August 30, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

Kentucky has more than 170 public school districts that are responsible for approximately 1,200 public schools. Many of those schools will soon be offering “Bible Literacy” courses to their students as a direct result of HB 128 that passed into law last session by the General Assembly. While courses on the Bible can be taught […]

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