ACLU of Wisconsin

ACLU of Wisconsin The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national ACLU and is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization.
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin was founded in 1930 and is the state affiliate of the national ACLU, which was founded in 1920. The ACLU of Wisconsin is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. It has 13,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all the people of Wisconsin.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin was founded in 1930 and is the state affiliate of the national ACLU, which was founded in 1920. The ACLU of Wisconsin is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. It has 13,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all the people of Wisconsin.

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Elected officials introduced AB 195, without citing an instance in their state where a trans athlete won an event, or ke...
05/11/2021

Elected officials introduced AB 195, without citing an instance in their state where a trans athlete won an event, or kept another athlete from obtaining a scholarship.

AB 195 is an attempt to discriminate against transgender students.

Elected officials introduced AB 195, without citing an instance in their state where a trans athlete won an event, or kept another athlete from obtaining a scholarship.

AB 195 is an attempt to discriminate against transgender students.

Since January 1, 2020, have you been stopped or frisked by the Milwaukee Police Department without being arrested or tic...
05/10/2021

Since January 1, 2020, have you been stopped or frisked by the Milwaukee Police Department without being arrested or ticketed? We’d like to talk to you.

Send us an email at [email protected].

Since January 1, 2020, have you been stopped or frisked by the Milwaukee Police Department without being arrested or ticketed? We’d like to talk to you.

Send us an email at [email protected].

BASD'S corrective action plan is due to WI DPI next week, & more racism allegations have surfaced. All children have a r...
05/10/2021
Burlington School District sees new racism allegations amid ongoing tension

BASD'S corrective action plan is due to WI DPI next week, & more racism allegations have surfaced.

All children have a right to attend schools in which they feel safe & are treated fairly. BASD has a duty & responsibility to provide that environment.

https://www.cbs58.com/news/burlington-school-district-sees-new-racism-allegations-amid-ongoing-tension

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- More racial allegations against the Burlington Area School District. This, even as the district is putting together a plan for the future. Parents showed Snapchats and group mes

We must band together to counter a few lawmakers’ transphobic narrative with a message grounded in acceptance, love and ...
05/08/2021
Zoe Roberts: Attack on trans kids is cruel and unusual punishment

We must band together to counter a few lawmakers’ transphobic narrative with a message grounded in acceptance, love and solidarity with all Wisconsinites.

Trans people belong in sports.

They belong in schools.

They belong everywhere.

http://ow.ly/6kWc50EHFmn

"Transgender youth are a highly vulnerable population. According to the Trevor Project, 52% of these kids have considered suicide in the last 12 months."

05/07/2021

Thanks to our friends at the Bucks for being a great community partner and for their continued commitment to racial and social justice in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Attend our Smart Justice Fox Cities Meeting on Sunday, May 9. Learn about the Smart Justice Campaign, what we have accom...
05/07/2021

Attend our Smart Justice Fox Cities Meeting on Sunday, May 9. Learn about the Smart Justice Campaign, what we have accomplished so far, what we have coming up, how you can get involved and most importantly, a time for us to build community.

Go to http://ow.ly/TG5i50EFCFA

Attend our Smart Justice Fox Cities Meeting on Sunday, May 9. Learn about the Smart Justice Campaign, what we have accomplished so far, what we have coming up, how you can get involved and most importantly, a time for us to build community.

Go to http://ow.ly/TG5i50EFCFA

05/06/2021
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Must Be Passed

You wouldn’t think we would need a federal law to tell employers to give pregnant and nursing workers a break to use the restroom or from lifting heavy packages — but we do.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act must be passed.

05/05/2021
Smart Justice Budget Hearings Recap: What did we hear?

Join us to hear about the testimonies that we heard and shared during the Joint Finance Committee hearings. Learn how to stay involved to ensure that our elected officials put forth a budget that reflects all of our values.

Just like it was never about restrooms, today’s fight is not about sports.It’s about erasing and excluding trans people ...
05/05/2021

Just like it was never about restrooms, today’s fight is not about sports.
It’s about erasing and excluding trans people from participation in all aspects of public life.
http://ow.ly/R95p50EEF0l

Just like it was never about restrooms, today’s fight is not about sports.
It’s about erasing and excluding trans people from participation in all aspects of public life.
http://ow.ly/R95p50EEF0l

The budget process isn’t over. Even though the JFC hearings have already been held, there’s still a long way to go to ge...
05/04/2021

The budget process isn’t over. Even though the JFC hearings have already been held, there’s still a long way to go to get to a finalized biennial budget.

To keep on top of what is happening with the budget process, go to https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/issues/2021-2023-budget-work.

The budget process isn’t over. Even though the JFC hearings have already been held, there’s still a long way to go to get to a finalized biennial budget.

To keep on top of what is happening with the budget process, go to https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/issues/2021-2023-budget-work.

Wisconsin’s municipal clerks helped millions of Wisconsinites vote during a tough #ElectionCycle and a global #pandemic....
05/04/2021

Wisconsin’s municipal clerks helped millions of Wisconsinites vote during a tough #ElectionCycle and a global #pandemic. #ThankYou for your service #ElectionHeroes! #ElectionOfficialLove

Wisconsin’s municipal clerks helped millions of Wisconsinites vote during a tough #ElectionCycle and a global #pandemic. #ThankYou for your service #ElectionHeroes! #ElectionOfficialLove

A new report shows that throughout 2020, the Milwaukee Police Department continued to stop and frisk mostly Black and br...
05/03/2021
Milwaukee Police Department Continues Discriminatory Stop-And-Frisks Despite 2018 Settlement of Lawsuit

A new report shows that throughout 2020, the Milwaukee Police Department continued to stop and frisk mostly Black and brown people without reasonable suspicion.

The report reveals that nearly 87% of frisks in the sample of frisks conducted during the second half of 2020 were made without showing there was reasonable suspicion that a person was armed and dangerous, and that nearly 38% of pedestrian stops by MPD in this sample failed to show reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. The report also shows that Black people were 60% of those stopped and 86% of those frisked.

MILWAUKEE — A new report shows that throughout 2020, the Milwaukee Police Department continued to stop and frisk mostly Black and brown people without reasonable suspicion. The report was prepared by an independent consultant as part of the 2018 Settlement Agreement in the case of Collins v.

05/03/2021

ACLU of Wisconsin attorney Elisabeth Lambert shares information about discrimination in schools and how to file a complaint if your student is a victim of discrimination in a Wisconsin school.

For more detailed information about pupil nondiscrimination,
contact the ACLU of WI at [email protected].

During the past year, over 90 anti-protest bills have been introduced in at least 36 states.These bills are anti-democra...
05/02/2021
Opinion: States are passing laws targeting peaceful protesters

During the past year, over 90 anti-protest bills have been introduced in at least 36 states.

These bills are anti-democracy.

http://ow.ly/kPog50EC5ey

In the past year, more than 90 anti-protest bills have been introduced in at least 36 states, and aimed specifically at protests with an anti-racist message led by Black and Indigenous communities, writes Vera Eidelman. The wave of laws represents legislators taking aim at one of Americans' fundamen...

Since January 1, 2020, have you been stopped or frisked by the Milwaukee Police Department without being arrested or tic...
04/30/2021

Since January 1, 2020, have you been stopped or frisked by the Milwaukee Police Department without being arrested or ticketed? We’d like to talk to you. Send us an email at [email protected].

Since January 1, 2020, have you been stopped or frisked by the Milwaukee Police Department without being arrested or ticketed? We’d like to talk to you. Send us an email at [email protected].

Join us at 6:30 p.m. May 5 to hear about the testimonies we heard and shared during the Joint Finance Committee hearings...
04/30/2021

Join us at 6:30 p.m. May 5 to hear about the testimonies we heard and shared during the Joint Finance Committee hearings. Learn how to stay involved to ensure that our elected officials put forth a budget that reflects all of our values.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nvRCsx

Join us at 6:30 p.m. May 5 to hear about the testimonies we heard and shared during the Joint Finance Committee hearings. Learn how to stay involved to ensure that our elected officials put forth a budget that reflects all of our values.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nvRCsx

Learn more about what the ACLU of WI team has done to demand that Wisconsin’s biennial budget reflects the will of the p...
04/29/2021

Learn more about what the ACLU of WI team has done to demand that Wisconsin’s biennial budget reflects the will of the people, one grounded in justice, equity and investment in communities & especially in marginalized communities.

Read the full blog here: www.aclu-wi.org/en/news/blog-divest-harm-invest-healing-aclu-wisconsins-budget-work

Learn more about what the ACLU of WI team has done to demand that Wisconsin’s biennial budget reflects the will of the people, one grounded in justice, equity and investment in communities & especially in marginalized communities.

Read the full blog here: www.aclu-wi.org/en/news/blog-divest-harm-invest-healing-aclu-wisconsins-budget-work

04/28/2021
Joint Finance Press Conference

Speakers will share budget priorities and concerns. The ACLU of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Education Network, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Fair Maps Coalition, Wisconsin Education Association Council, AARP-Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, Hmong American Women's Association, EXPO, and WISDOM will also share information they’ve gathered from testimony in the first three hearings to highlight the powerful stories of those who have testified thus far. The organizations are also asking that the committee schedule another virtual hearing to allow for more of the people of Wisconsin’s voices to be heard in the budget-making process after registration for today’s sole virtual hearing reached capacity within minutes.

"[Anti-trans bills are] not based on science, not on compassion, not on shared humanity, but just on the sheer desire to...
04/27/2021
Special Report: Chase Strangio on the Legislative Assault on Trans Youth

"[Anti-trans bills are] not based on science, not on compassion, not on shared humanity, but just on the sheer desire to harm trans people."
On At Liberty, Chase Strangio helps us understand what's at stake.
http://ow.ly/Y4nK50Ezfvc

At Liberty unpacks a year in which more than 100 bills attacking trans people have been introduced across the country, and where the ACLU is focusing its firepower to protect trans youth.

We’re holding a press conference tomorrow with other advocacy groups recapping the state budget hearings, calling for a ...
04/27/2021

We’re holding a press conference tomorrow with other advocacy groups recapping the state budget hearings, calling for a second virtual hearing, and inviting people to share their thoughts on the budget. You can register for the event (in advance) here: https://aclu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hHJGoqFrSF-dHrcvJLm3_w

We’re holding a press conference tomorrow with other advocacy groups recapping the state budget hearings, calling for a second virtual hearing, and inviting people to share their thoughts on the budget. You can register for the event (in advance) here: https://aclu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hHJGoqFrSF-dHrcvJLm3_w

If you want to testify about what you’d like to see in the state budget, you can still submit testimony online!You can s...
04/26/2021

If you want to testify about what you’d like to see in the state budget, you can still submit testimony online!

You can send your testimony via email to [email protected] or submit your written comments at: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/submit-comments/.

If you want to testify about what you’d like to see in the state budget, you can still submit testimony online!

You can send your testimony via email to [email protected] or submit your written comments at: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/submit-comments/.

We will never stop supporting you at protests throughout Wisconsin until police brutality is no longer the norm in this ...
04/26/2021

We will never stop supporting you at protests throughout Wisconsin until police brutality is no longer the norm in this state and country.

Curious about our legal observing program: Learn more here: https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/community-engagement/legal-observer-training

We will never stop supporting you at protests throughout Wisconsin until police brutality is no longer the norm in this state and country.

Curious about our legal observing program: Learn more here: https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/community-engagement/legal-observer-training

The ACLU of Wisconsin has a new “Mobile Justice” app, which allows users to send videos of police misconduct incidents d...
04/25/2021

The ACLU of Wisconsin has a new “Mobile Justice” app, which allows users to send videos of police misconduct incidents directly to the ACLU. Our Mobile Justice app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/3bamElu

The ACLU of Wisconsin has a new “Mobile Justice” app, which allows users to send videos of police misconduct incidents directly to the ACLU. Our Mobile Justice app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/3bamElu

Know your rights:✔️ When stopped by police✔️ Protesting✔️ As a student ✔️To religious freedom✔️ While incarcerated✔️ Vot...
04/24/2021

Know your rights:
✔️ When stopped by police
✔️ Protesting
✔️ As a student
✔️To religious freedom
✔️ While incarcerated
✔️ Voting
✔️If facing harassment at work
✔️When navigating public spaces with a disability
✔️O scenarios

Go to https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/resources/know-your-rights

Know your rights:
✔️ When stopped by police
✔️ Protesting
✔️ As a student
✔️To religious freedom
✔️ While incarcerated
✔️ Voting
✔️If facing harassment at work
✔️When navigating public spaces with a disability
✔️O scenarios

Go to https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/resources/know-your-rights

We  applaud those who testified at the state’s three in-person budget hearings, despite the flawed nature of the Joint F...
04/23/2021

We applaud those who testified at the state’s three in-person budget hearings, despite the flawed nature of the Joint Finance Committee hearing procedures which severely limited public input.

Read our full statement here: http://ow.ly/Qjgj50EwmOS

We applaud those who testified at the state’s three in-person budget hearings, despite the flawed nature of the Joint Finance Committee hearing procedures which severely limited public input.

Read our full statement here: http://ow.ly/Qjgj50EwmOS

Kenosha officer Sheskey has returned to the KPD without any consequences after the unjustifiable shooting of Jacob Blake...
04/23/2021

Kenosha officer Sheskey has returned to the KPD without any consequences after the unjustifiable shooting of Jacob Blake last summer. This targeted violence on Black and brown communities must end.

The Leaders of Kenosha will hold a march and rally to end police brutality at 3 p.m. Sunday 1345 52nd St. in Kenosha.
#stoppoliceviolence

Kenosha officer Sheskey has returned to the KPD without any consequences after the unjustifiable shooting of Jacob Blake last summer. This targeted violence on Black and brown communities must end.

The Leaders of Kenosha will hold a march and rally to end police brutality at 3 p.m. Sunday 1345 52nd St. in Kenosha.
#stoppoliceviolence

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