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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A 16-year-old transgender girl was released from the adult prison in Niantic on June 24 after a public outcry that drew national attention to her imprisonment without charge. The girl, known as Jane Doe to protect her privacy, was incarcerated April 8 after the state Department of Children and Families, taking advantage of an obscure […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed two important bills on police accountability that were at the forefront of the ACLU of Connecticut’s legislative agenda. Public Act 14-149, the first law of its kind in the nation, will require police departments to adopt a policy on Taser use at least as stringent as a model policy […]
A new report indicates that the likelihood police will search a car in Connecticut correlates directly to the color of the driver’s skin, and that minority drivers are more likely to be stopped in the first place, particularly in some towns and cities.
Aviation enthusiasts who like to take photos of planes — plane spotters — were being harassed for photographing aircraft at Bradley International Airport, so the ACLU of Connecticut stepped in to defend their First Amendment rights.