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ACLU-KY Condemns White Supremacy, Hate, Violence

  • August 16, 2017
  • Posted in News

The following statement can be attributed to Michael Aldridge, Executive Director of the ACLU of Kentucky: “White supremacy is more than a racist ideology. The racial discrimination, hate, and violence that it breeds has been killing people for centuries. Sadly, racial discrimination has permeated the solidarity vigils and marches meant to condemn hate. On Sunday […]

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ACLU-KY Lawsuit Challenges Governor Bevin’s Social Media Censorship

  • July 31, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

First Amendment Rights of Constituents Violated When Hundreds Are Blocked from Official Social Media Sites The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit July 31, 2017 challenging Governor Matt Bevin’s practice of permanently banning or blocking individuals from his official Facebook page and Twitter accounts.  The suit seeks a declaration that the […]

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We’re Hiring: Smart On Crime Field Organizer

  • July 26, 2017
  • Posted in Criminal Justice Reform

We’re hiring!  The ACLU of Kentucky seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate individual to serve as its full-time Smart on Crime Field Organizer. For this newly-created position with responsibility for creating and mobilizing a statewide infrastructure of advocates for criminal justice reform, individuals with personal experience with the criminal justice system are strongly encouraged to […]

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Upcoming Reproductive Freedom Events

  • July 16, 2017
  • Posted in News

We are honored to partner with our allies (EMW Women’s Surgical Center, Kentucky A Fund, Inc., Kentucky Health Justice Network, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, the Lady Parts Justice League, and others) on a slate of events and activities this week.  They include: [SOLD OUT] Thursday, July 20th – Exclusive FREE Showing of the […]

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JCPS Males of Color Academy Proposal

  • June 28, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

The JCPS School Board voted to advance a proposal to create a Males of Color Academy.  Prior to the Board’s vote, we issued a letter to Board Members outlining our concerns about the current proposal.  You can read a copy of the full letter below: June 26, 2017 Dear Members of the Board:            We […]

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Pride Month Events

  • June 1, 2017
  • Posted in LGBT Rights

June is Pride Month! There are many pride events going on across Kentucky, which have been added to our calendar. The ACLU of Kentucky will take to the streets again and march in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade in Louisville! Join us by registering here. We will meet at Tryangles (209 S. Preston Street) at 6:30, […]

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ACLLU-KY, Allies File Ethics Complaint Against Kentucky Judge Refusing Adoptions to Same-Sex Couples

  • May 16, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

ACLU of Kentucky, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Fairness Campaign urge the Judicial Conduct Commission to remove Judge W. Mitchell Nance from office. May 16, 2017 — The ACLU of Kentucky, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, Kentucky’s Fairness Campaign, and University of Louisville Law Professor Sam Marcosson filed a […]

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ACLU Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’

  • May 9, 2017
  • Posted in Immigrants' Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” May 9, 2017 informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement. The alert comes amid the passing of a Texas law known as SB4. The law gives a green […]

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