• 10/02/14

    Comic Books Celebrated at Banned Books Week 2014

    Alarmist theories linking comic books and juvenile delinquency gained currency in the 1950s and brought on decades of wary self-censorship by publishers, author David Hajdu said at an observance of Banned Books Week at Hartford Public Library. Congressional hearings and media hype, including a highly promoted series in The Hartford Courant entitled Depravity for Children: […]

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  • 09/22/14

    Legislative Interns Needed

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut seeks two highly motivated, well-organized students of political science with a strong interest in civil liberties and government to assist us in our Hartford office and at the state Capitol during the 2015 session of the Connecticut General Assembly, beginning in January. We offer an opportunity not only […]

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  • 09/04/14

    ACLU of Connecticut Seeks Executive Director

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, which guards civil liberties through litigation, legislation, grassroots organizing and communication, seeks a strong manager and visionary leader to advance goals from a recent strategic planning process and to extend the organization’s statewide impact.  This highly visible position requires an excellent communicator, fundraiser and staff manager who is skilled […]

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  • 09/03/14

    Andrew Schneider Leaving ACLU of Connecticut for Fairness West Virginia

    Andrew Schneider, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut since 2007, has resigned effective September 30 to become executive director of Fairness West Virginia, that state’s leading advocate for LGBT rights. Schneider served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia from 2001 to 2007, before which he […]

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  • 08/26/14

    Free Speech Curriculum Released

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has developed a curriculum to teach high school students about the Constitution using real cases and issues in Connecticut. The first unit, on free speech, may be downloaded at acluct.org/curriculum. The purpose is to provide students with an understanding of the right to freedom of speech guaranteed by […]

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