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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10/23/2020
Wisconsin Election Protection

Wisconsin Election Protection

SHARE: WI - Muni clerk must RECEIVE your mail ballot by 8pm on Election Day. Postmark isn't enough. DON'T WAIT TO RETURN IT!

Make your voice heard, for those who can't, for yourself, for your family, for your country. This year, make a plan to v...
10/23/2020

Make your voice heard, for those who can't, for yourself, for your family, for your country. This year, make a plan to vote.

This election season is like none other we’ve seen in American history. We just put out a new blog today about how Elect...
10/22/2020

This election season is like none other we’ve seen in American history. We just put out a new blog today about how Election Day might look different and how we can prepare for it.

Read it here: http://ow.ly/1RP850BZPf7

As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths reach new heights in WI, state & local governments, public health agencie...
10/22/2020

As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths reach new heights in WI, state & local governments, public health agencies, & food manufacturers must protect essential workers who take health risks to do their jobs each day.
Read our statement here: http://ow.ly/EBP050BZNrX

The retaliation that Embrace is facing from law enforcement and Barron County officials for its support of Black Lives M...
10/21/2020
A domestic violence shelter put up Black Lives Matter signs, and law enforcement revolted

The retaliation that Embrace is facing from law enforcement and Barron County officials for its support of Black Lives Matter is as shameful as it is unwarranted.

That the organization is now being held hostage for speaking out against police brutality and standing for racial justice is sickening and harmful to the survivors of domestic violence and abuse who depend on the services they provide, especially as Barron County plans to continue to refer community members to the organization for assistance.

Fundamental disagreements about the meaning of “Black Lives Matter” and the prevalence of racism have divided people who normally work together to provide critical public services.

Every eligible voter should have their voice heard and their vote counted. It is going to take longer to count the votes...
10/21/2020

Every eligible voter should have their voice heard and their vote counted. It is going to take longer to count the votes and verify a winner in this year’s election — and that’s okay. Due to coronavirus and health concerns, more people will be voting absentee than ever before.

Heard about Election Protection but don’t quite know how it works or why it is important in the first place? The first i...
10/20/2020

Heard about Election Protection but don’t quite know how it works or why it is important in the first place? The first in our Youth Social Justice Forum series, this webinar will provide info about the legacy and importance of Election Protection, sharing the types of Election Protection options there are from no risk to high risk, and sharing information about how to sign up for Election Protection efforts.
To register, go to http://ow.ly/yOrR50BXLrl.

10/19/2020

Erin unfortunately won't be able to vote in this election, but she's encouraging everyone who can to make their voices heard. For more details on your voting options, go to myvote.wi.gov.

Learn more about voting with a criminal conviction here: http://ow.ly/Vuyv50BWwVJ

"If you believe in a society that empowers each of its citizens to reach their own unique potential. There is a way each...
10/18/2020

"If you believe in a society that empowers each of its citizens to reach their own unique potential. There is a way each one of us can ensure this vision becomes a reality. We are guaranteed the right to contribute to the fulfillment of these ideals, but that rights matters only if you act on it...show up, vote!" - David Carlson, ACLU of Wisconsin regional organizer.

David is featured in this video by @reamp: http://ow.ly/TwRz50BUuv4. Check it out, and remember to get out there and VOTE!

Thousands of Wisconsinites are unable to vote because they are currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction. You...
10/16/2020

Thousands of Wisconsinites are unable to vote because they are currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction. You can still vote if you are currently serving a sentence for a misdemeanor (except for misdemeanor treason or bribery), or once you've completed a felony sentence and are "off paper."

Check out the resources on our website for more information on voting with a criminal conviction: https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/votingrightscriminalconvictions.

There's still time! Today is the LAST day to register to vote online or by mail. You can still register in-person at you...
10/15/2020

There's still time! Today is the LAST day to register to vote online or by mail. You can still register in-person at your clerk's office, at your early voting site, or on Election Day.
To register online, or to get more registration info, go to myvote.wi.gov.

TONIGHT, the ACLU of Wisconsin will host another "Vote With Us" Facebook Live Q&A, featuring ACLU of WI Rights for All r...
10/14/2020

TONIGHT, the ACLU of Wisconsin will host another "Vote With Us" Facebook Live Q&A, featuring ACLU of WI Rights for All regional organizers David Carlson and Lea Revels.
You can register in advance at: http://ow.ly/SIhe50BSjN7 or join the conversation on Facebook Live.

Today is the LAST day to register to vote online or by mail. You can still register in-person at your clerk's office, at...
10/14/2020

Today is the LAST day to register to vote online or by mail. You can still register in-person at your clerk's office, at your early voting site, or at the polls on Election Day.

To register online, or to get more information on registration, go to myvote.wi.gov.

ELECTION DEADLINE: October 14 (Tomorrow!!) is the online and mail voter registration deadline. You can still register in...
10/13/2020

ELECTION DEADLINE: October 14 (Tomorrow!!) is the online and mail voter registration deadline. You can still register in-person at your clerk's office and your early voting location until October 30, or at the polls on November 3.

You can register online and get more information about registration at myvote.wi.gov.

On Friday, we requested that the Wisconsin DOC provide information about the number of incarcerated people who have been...
10/13/2020
ACLU Of Wisconsin Files Open Records Request For Wisconsin DOC To Require Disclosure of Serious COVID-19 Illness And Death in State Prison System

On Friday, we requested that the Wisconsin DOC provide information about the number of incarcerated people who have been hospitalized or died due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the state’s prisons.

We're seeking information about serious illness and death in prisons. We also ask about how the state is quarantining and isolating exposed people, the availability of masks, when and how a person will be tested, and whether employees are screened before entering a prison.

MILWAUKEE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin on Friday requested that the Wisconsin Departments of Corrections provide information about the number of incarcerated people who have been hospitalized or died due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the state’s prisons.

Wanna learn how to phonebank and help get out the vote? Attend our Rights for All phonebanking training. You can registe...
10/12/2020

Wanna learn how to phonebank and help get out the vote? Attend our Rights for All phonebanking training. You can register for the training here: https://aclu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g7pea1RfQMmjoTXaSZRr-A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Today, we honor the culture, heritage, and resilience of our Native American communities.Happy Indigenous People's Day.
10/12/2020

Today, we honor the culture, heritage, and resilience of our Native American communities.

Happy Indigenous People's Day.

We won't rest until there is an end to racist policing and systemic, transformative change.
10/11/2020

We won't rest until there is an end to racist policing and systemic, transformative change.

TAKE ACTION: Two people incarcerated at Dodge Correctional Institution are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19. Thi...
10/10/2020
TELL GOV. EVERS: SAVE LIVES AND RELEASE VULNERABLE PEOPLE FROM PRISON AMID COVID-19

TAKE ACTION: Two people incarcerated at Dodge Correctional Institution are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19. This is the devastating but predictable result of months of inaction on the part of our leaders to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our prisons.

Gov. Evers must reduce the prison population down to a level where social distancing is possible, giving priority to the elderly and those with conditions that increase their risk of COVID-19 complications and death. Send him a message now!

Please take action!

Wauwatosa Police last night handled peaceful protestors in a cruel, racist, and inept way. And it is reprehensible that ...
10/09/2020
ACLU of Wisconsin Condemns Arrest, Assault of Alvin Cole’s Mother During Thursday’s Protest

Wauwatosa Police last night handled peaceful protestors in a cruel, racist, and inept way. And it is reprehensible that police would so grossly mistreat Tracy Cole and Jacob Blake Sr., who are still mourning the inhumane treatment their sons received by police.

These families have already lost so much to police brutality. What police did to them last night only compounds their suffering.

MILWAUKEE —

In the newest episode of At Liberty, hear about the startling connection between 911 calls and police brutality and why ...
10/08/2020
Why Are Police the Wrong Response to Mental Health Crises? (ep. 122)

In the newest episode of At Liberty, hear about the startling connection between 911 calls and police brutality and why the police may not be the right responders for mental health crises.

Over the last months, we’ve explored different conversations on the subject of policing: abolition, violence and accountability, protest and activism. Today, we’re exploring a topic that has gained more attention in the wake of Daniel Prude’s death in March at the hands of the Rochester Police...

The decision not to charge Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole is rep...
10/07/2020

The decision not to charge Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole is reprehensible, and reflects the systemic lack of accountability for police, who continue to kill and hurt Black and Brown people without legal consequences. We support the recommendation of former U.S. attorney Steven Biskupic, who said that Mensah should be fired.

Alvin Cole should be alive today.

To read our full statement, go to http://ow.ly/Q5pz50BMCX8

Following the murder of George Floyd, P.O.P., People of Progression, was founded in June by Black and Brown community me...
10/06/2020

Following the murder of George Floyd, P.O.P., People of Progression, was founded in June by Black and Brown community members. Its mission is to work hand-in-hand with allies to unify Black voices, while honoring the culture of self-discipline and virtue to fight all biases under the umbrella of racism.

Tomorrow we’re joined by P.O.P. to learn how they are organizing in Appleton and find out how all of us can support their efforts. Join the conversation by registering in advance with the link below, or catch the discussion on Facebook Live.

https://aclu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PS7rbYBXT66wZwqte63rSA

Are you moving between tomorrow and Election Day? You need to vote at your previous address due to the 28-day residency ...
10/06/2020

Are you moving between tomorrow and Election Day? You need to vote at your previous address due to the 28-day residency requirement. Request your absentee ballot from your former municipal clerk at myvote.wi.gov or plan to vote early at your former polling location!

Hosted by MOSES Madison and EXPO, Madison state assembly candidates will discuss the "Revoked" report by the ACLU/Human ...
10/05/2020

Hosted by MOSES Madison and EXPO, Madison state assembly candidates will discuss the "Revoked" report by the ACLU/Human Rights Watch, which highlights how probation and parole feed the mass incarceration crisis.

Watch it live: http://ow.ly/s0IV50BFu0J

Over the past several months, we’ve been warning state leaders that Wisconsin’s overcrowded prisons are a ticking time b...
10/04/2020

Over the past several months, we’ve been warning state leaders that Wisconsin’s overcrowded prisons are a ticking time bomb poised for a COVID-19 outbreak.

If it wasn’t clear to them before, it unfortunately is now. We need the governor to take immediate action to release elderly and vulnerable incarcerated people to curb a public health catastrophe that threatens all Wisconsinites.

10/03/2020
Vote With Us

Cainan is voting because he knows the vote has power to create real change in our local communities. To find out more about your own voting options, go to myvote.wi.gov

The African Emergency Relief Foundation will be hosting a voter registration event tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m.  in Keno...
10/02/2020

The African Emergency Relief Foundation will be hosting a voter registration event tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. in Kenosha at 28th Ave. and 48th St. #vote2020

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