The following is a statement from David McGuire, Legislative and Policy Director and Interim Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT), regarding proposed state budget cuts that would eliminate or consolidate Connecticut’s anti-discrimination commissions, including the African American Affairs Commission (AAAC), the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC), the Connecticut […]
The ACLU-CT spoke out for privacy, criminal justice reform, and more during the 2016 legislative session. Here are seven civil liberties bills that passed the legislature and are on to Governor Malloy’s desk.
“Our Constitution guarantees equality and justice for all people, and this bill will help Connecticut to make good on that promise. At a time when one in three American adults has a criminal record and 95% of people in state prisons will be released, the Fair Chance Employment Act is a far-sighted bill that will change lives.”
In a proposed final decision announced today, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled that the Town of Stratford must provide the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) with records regarding whether Stratford Police Department has ever purchased or used drones, cellphone eavesdropping or tracking technology, or cellphone forensics devices. The ACLU-CT requested the […]
“It is critical for our laws to uphold liberty, justice, privacy, and freedom from baseless searches, while also keeping up with advances in technology. The ACLU of Connecticut is glad to see that the legislature took up the call to do just that.”
“These officers turned an all-American night of ice cream, family, and Little League into a tutorial on trampling the Bill of Rights.”
Stephen Glassman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT), announced his resignation in order to pursue other opportunities. The ACLU-CT will conduct a nationwide search for a successor.
Advocates like Rafael, Nelson, Anderson, and Jonathan are sharing their stories to support the Connecticut Fair Chance Employment Act. We sat down to ask them what “justice” and a fair chance mean to them. Here is what they had to say…