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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.

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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Join us at our 2021 Annual Meeting to learn more about how the ACLU is safeguarding students’ right to equal education a...
11/28/2021

Join us at our 2021 Annual Meeting to learn more about how the ACLU is safeguarding students’ right to equal education and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Register here: https://action.aclu.org/webform/wi-2021-annual

Join us at our 2021 Annual Meeting to learn more about how the ACLU is safeguarding students’ right to equal education and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Register here: https://action.aclu.org/webform/wi-2021-annual

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11/27/2021

That's it. That's the post.

That's it. That's the post.

State lawmakers are trying to ban students and teachers from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom...
11/26/2021

State lawmakers are trying to ban students and teachers from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom.

Students have a right to learn and talk about race and gender and to receive a complete, inclusive education.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/lKZK50GUtWs

State lawmakers are trying to ban students and teachers from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom.

Students have a right to learn and talk about race and gender and to receive a complete, inclusive education.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/lKZK50GUtWs

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11/25/2021

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The voices of individuals in jail matter — and most of them still have every right to cast a ballot and participate in e...
11/24/2021
50 eligible Wisconsin voters cast a ballot from jail, a report says. Some are pushing for better jail policies to enable more voting.

The voices of individuals in jail matter — and most of them still have every right to cast a ballot and participate in elections. In Wisconsin, voting eligibility is only revoked after the conviction of a felony or in cases of treason and bribery.

The majority of the 12,500 people locked up in county jails have not been convicted of a crime, and remain there simply because they cannot afford to post bail.

People who are in jail, and haven't been convicted of a crime, can still vote. Roughly 50 people did in 2020, but many in jail don't know they could be eligible to vote.

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other ...
11/23/2021

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education.

The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations.

Crimeless revocation sends thousands of Wisconsinites to prison each year for breaking exclusively technical rules of community supervision, minor violations like missing an appointment, borrowing money, or getting a job without prior approval from the state.

We need 50 people in Assembly District 25 to commit to telling Rep. Paul Tittl to end crimeless revocation.

Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education.

The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations.

Crimeless revocation sends thousands of Wisconsinites to prison each year for breaking exclusively technical rules of community supervision, minor violations like missing an appointment, borrowing money, or getting a job without prior approval from the state.

We need 50 people in Assembly District 25 to commit to telling Rep. Paul Tittl to end crimeless revocation.

Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Tamir Rice, an innocent 12-year-old who was playing in a park near his ...
11/22/2021

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Tamir Rice, an innocent 12-year-old who was playing in a park near his home when he was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer deemed unfit for duty just two years prior.‬

‪Black youth deserve to grow up. Tamir should still be alive today.

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Tamir Rice, an innocent 12-year-old who was playing in a park near his home when he was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer deemed unfit for duty just two years prior.‬

‪Black youth deserve to grow up. Tamir should still be alive today.

There is a long history of targeted violence against Black trans women. These attacks often go unreported, or are report...
11/22/2021

There is a long history of targeted violence against Black trans women. These attacks often go unreported, or are reported with deadnamed victims.

Black trans women should be honored every day and those who have died should be remembered today.

There is a long history of targeted violence against Black trans women. These attacks often go unreported, or are reported with deadnamed victims.

Black trans women should be honored every day and those who have died should be remembered today.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will discuss oversight of the Sheriff's 287(g) agre...
11/21/2021
Demand that the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Stop Working With ICE

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will discuss oversight of the Sheriff's 287(g) agreement with ICE, which deputizes members of the Sheriff's department to act as ICE agents within the county jail.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.

Let’s take action and stop mass deportation.

For more details, go to http://ow.ly/C54T50GS0yO.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will hold a steering committee meeting on Tuesday, November 30th, to discuss oversight of the Sheriff's 287(g) agreement with ICE, which deputizes members of Sheriff's department to act as ICE agents within the county jail.

For two weeks, we’ve heard trial testimony and seen evidence of the events that occurred on August 25, 2020 — the night ...
11/20/2021
Kyle Rittenhouse Didn’t Act Alone: Law Enforcement Must Be Held Accountable

For two weeks, we’ve heard trial testimony and seen evidence of the events that occurred on August 25, 2020 — the night that Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and injured another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While Rittenhouse was not held accountable, he was not the only one whose conduct on that deadly night should be scrutinized.

The actions — and inaction — of the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in the preceding 72 hours played a critical part in the tragic events that took place.

Read the full blog: https://www.aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/kyle-rittenhouse-didnt-act-alone-law-enforcement-must-be-held-accountable

The massive show of force from 40 law enforcement agencies in Kenosha didn’t make anyone safer.

Started in 1999 to honor the life of Rita Hester – a Black transwoman murdered in Boston, — Transgender Day of Remembran...
11/20/2021

Started in 1999 to honor the life of Rita Hester – a Black transwoman murdered in Boston, — Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to reflect on the lives of our trans brothers and sisters lost to violence.

It is a time to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence and systemic rejection that the trans community faces in our country and around the world.

Started in 1999 to honor the life of Rita Hester – a Black transwoman murdered in Boston, — Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to reflect on the lives of our trans brothers and sisters lost to violence.

It is a time to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence and systemic rejection that the trans community faces in our country and around the world.

The First Amendment protects our right to protest and demand justice. We the People have the right to protest — and we w...
11/19/2021

The First Amendment protects our right to protest and demand justice.

We the People have the right to protest — and we will defend those rights. If you do decide to protest, you can find out what your rights are here: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/

The First Amendment protects our right to protest and demand justice.

We the People have the right to protest — and we will defend those rights. If you do decide to protest, you can find out what your rights are here: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/

BREAKING: Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob...
11/19/2021
ACLU Responds to ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse Case

BREAKING: Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions, something that is not surprising. But Kyle Rittenhouse isn’t the only one responsible for the deaths that night. The events in Kenosha stem from the deep roots of white supremacy in our society’s institutions. They underscore that the police do not protect communities of color in the same way they do white people.

The situation also represents an outrageous failure to protect protesters by the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office. Months of research and open records requests have uncovered many incidents in which police enabled white militia members to become armed vigilantes in the street due to their failure to control the crowd. They also created an environment where protesters, many of whom were people of color, were not protected and treated as the enemy. At the same time, white militia members were welcomed with open arms. We need a system of public safety that protects the lives of the entire community.

Rittenhouse’s trial highlights an urgent need for reform for both police and the criminal legal system. The system is broken, and it desperately needs to be fixed.

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This year's Youth Social Justice Forum was a success! Check out all the photos of this special day, and thank you to all...
11/19/2021

This year's Youth Social Justice Forum was a success! Check out all the photos of this special day, and thank you to all the participants and presenters who made this day possible.

Wisconsin came in as the 13th worse in the nation for racial disparities in ma*****na arrests, with Black people being a...
11/18/2021
States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Ma*****na Arrests – Page 10 – 24/7 Wall St.

Wisconsin came in as the 13th worse in the nation for racial disparities in ma*****na arrests, with Black people being arrested 4.24 times more than other groups, despite similar rates of usage.

Cannabis legalization in Wisconsin would deal a major blow to the state’s mass incarceration crisis, as well as serve as a concrete step in addressing the pervasive racial inequality that continues to plague our criminal legal system

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2021/11/14/states-with-the-largest-racial-disparities-in-ma*****na-arrests/10/

Source: DenisTangneyJr / E+ via Getty Images 9. Wyoming > Ma*****na possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 592.89 arrests per 100,000 residents > Racial disparity in arrests: 5.20 times > Black possession arrest rate: 2677.27 arrests per 100,000 residents > White possession arrest rate: 515.27 arrests p...

Public schools get away with anti-LGBTQ discrimination way too often — but no matter what politicians do or say, you bel...
11/17/2021

Public schools get away with anti-LGBTQ discrimination way too often — but no matter what politicians do or say, you belong and you have rights.

Feel free to remind your school board or your principal: We have your back.

Public schools get away with anti-LGBTQ discrimination way too often — but no matter what politicians do or say, you belong and you have rights.

Feel free to remind your school board or your principal: We have your back.

A journalist and poet of both African American and Mountakett descent, Olivia Ward Bush-Banks’ work encapsulates racism,...
11/17/2021

A journalist and poet of both African American and Mountakett descent, Olivia Ward Bush-Banks’ work encapsulates racism, social justice, and her own mixed heritage. Initially, Ward was a member of the Montaukett tribe and served as the tribal historian. Years down the line, she founded the Bush-Banks School of Expression, with the intent of cultivating a space to nurture Black artists.

This #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, we honor her work and celebrate the diversity of our nation’s Native communities.

A journalist and poet of both African American and Mountakett descent, Olivia Ward Bush-Banks’ work encapsulates racism, social justice, and her own mixed heritage. Initially, Ward was a member of the Montaukett tribe and served as the tribal historian. Years down the line, she founded the Bush-Banks School of Expression, with the intent of cultivating a space to nurture Black artists.

This #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, we honor her work and celebrate the diversity of our nation’s Native communities.

Last week, CVS dropped its case threatening to roll back decades of disability rights progress.This result would not hav...
11/16/2021

Last week, CVS dropped its case threatening to roll back decades of disability rights progress.

This result would not have happened without the outcry from the disability community.

We won’t let our rights be steamrolled.

Last week, CVS dropped its case threatening to roll back decades of disability rights progress.

This result would not have happened without the outcry from the disability community.

We won’t let our rights be steamrolled.

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other ...
11/15/2021

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education.
The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations.

We need 50 people in Senate District 8 to commit to telling Rep. Alberta Darling to end crimeless revocation.

Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education.
The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations.

We need 50 people in Senate District 8 to commit to telling Rep. Alberta Darling to end crimeless revocation.

Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.

Whether you are participating in a protest, interacting with law enforcement, or navigating your way through the municip...
11/15/2021

Whether you are participating in a protest, interacting with law enforcement, or navigating your way through the municipal court system, it’s important to know your rights.

To learn more, go to www.aclu-wi.org/en/resources/know-your-rights.

Whether you are participating in a protest, interacting with law enforcement, or navigating your way through the municipal court system, it’s important to know your rights.

To learn more, go to www.aclu-wi.org/en/resources/know-your-rights.

Talking about race is important, and limiting the discussion of race in schools is a disservice to students and an affro...
11/14/2021

Talking about race is important, and limiting the discussion of race in schools is a disservice to students and an affront to democratic values.

Teaching about race is a crucial way of combating racial harassment among students.

Talking about race is important, and limiting the discussion of race in schools is a disservice to students and an affront to democratic values.

Teaching about race is a crucial way of combating racial harassment among students.

Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who served our country and remember their service and commitment. Thank you, v...
11/11/2021

Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who served our country and remember their service and commitment. Thank you, veterans! #VeteransDay

Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who served our country and remember their service and commitment. Thank you, veterans! #VeteransDay

The ACLU works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, an...
11/09/2021

The ACLU works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.

The ACLU works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other ...
11/08/2021

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education.
The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations.

We need 50 people in Assembly District 2 to commit to telling Rep. Shae Sortwell to end crimeless revocation.

Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.

Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education.
The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations.

We need 50 people in Assembly District 2 to commit to telling Rep. Shae Sortwell to end crimeless revocation.

Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.

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Giving Tuesday is two days away! Find out how you can support the fight to protect our constitutional rights here: https://action.aclu.org/give/now
Join us at our 2021 Annual Meeting to learn more about how the ACLU is safeguarding students’ right to equal education and empowering the next generation of leaders. Register here: https://action.aclu.org/webform/wi-2021-annual
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State lawmakers are trying to ban students and teachers from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom. Students have a right to learn and talk about race and gender and to receive a complete, inclusive education. Read more here: http://ow.ly/lKZK50GUtWs
The voices of individuals in jail matter — and most of them still have every right to cast a ballot and participate in elections. In Wisconsin, voting eligibility is only revoked after the conviction of a felony or in cases of treason and bribery. The majority of the 12,500 people locked up in county jails have not been convicted of a crime, and remain there simply because they cannot afford to post bail.
Since 1985, public spending on corrections in Wisconsin has skyrocketed, growing 302% and far outpacing growth in other state spending priority areas such as education. The largest driver of new prisons admission in Wisconsin is revocations. Crimeless revocation sends thousands of Wisconsinites to prison each year for breaking exclusively technical rules of community supervision, minor violations like missing an appointment, borrowing money, or getting a job without prior approval from the state. We need 50 people in Assembly District 25 to commit to telling Rep. Paul Tittl to end crimeless revocation. Send your message here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/wi-end-crimeless-revocation.
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Tamir Rice, an innocent 12-year-old who was playing in a park near his home when he was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer deemed unfit for duty just two years prior.‬ ‪Black youth deserve to grow up. Tamir should still be alive today.
There is a long history of targeted violence against Black trans women. These attacks often go unreported, or are reported with deadnamed victims. Black trans women should be honored every day and those who have died should be remembered today.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will discuss oversight of the Sheriff's 287(g) agreement with ICE, which deputizes members of the Sheriff's department to act as ICE agents within the county jail. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office. Let’s take action and stop mass deportation. For more details, go to http://ow.ly/C54T50GS0yO.
For two weeks, we’ve heard trial testimony and seen evidence of the events that occurred on August 25, 2020 — the night that Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and injured another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While Rittenhouse was not held accountable, he was not the only one whose conduct on that deadly night should be scrutinized. The actions — and inaction — of the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in the preceding 72 hours played a critical part in the tragic events that took place. Read the full blog: https://www.aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/kyle-rittenhouse-didnt-act-alone-law-enforcement-must-be-held-accountable
Started in 1999 to honor the life of Rita Hester – a Black transwoman murdered in Boston, — Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to reflect on the lives of our trans brothers and sisters lost to violence. It is a time to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence and systemic rejection that the trans community faces in our country and around the world.