The ACLU-KY Advocacy Team is preparing for a very active 60-day session. During the legislative session we will focus on promoting common sense justice reforms, fighting attempts to limit access to abortion, and addressing racial disparities in healthcare for pregnant people.

We will also continue our efforts to promote legislation abolishing the death penalty, implementing statewide anti-discrimination fairness protections for LGBTQ Kentuckians, and restoring voting rights for all individuals with felony convictions.

We anticipate fighting back against bills that further restrict access to abortion; limit First Amendment and religious freedom protections; target immigrants; andcreate harsher prison sentences, further increasing our incarcerated population.


The ACLU-KY legal team works in courts to protect and expand the freedoms guaranteed to all people in Kentucky under the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions.

The swift and unrelenting attacks on civil liberties in the Commonwealth have meant more action in the courts, and beyond, for our legal team. This past fall, two legal fellows joined our team.

The ACLU-KY legal team has most recently been fighting to protect and expandaccess to abortion, anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Kentuckians, free speech, government transparency, and religious freedom.

Click on the PDF below to learn more about our legislative priorities and legal docket.