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The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization that defends, promotes and preserves individual rights and liberties under the U.S. and Connecticut constitutions in state and federal court, the General Assembly and the state’s 169 towns and cities. We carry out this work from our office in Hartford with a staff of six full-time employees and one part-time employee, assisted by interns, volunteers, cooperating attorneys, our active Board of Directors, our regional chapters and college and law school chapters. We are one of 53 affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union nationwide.

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Following a nationwide search, the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) has named longtime staff member David McGuire as the organization’s new executive director.

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Remembering Bill Olds

October 3, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is saddened to learn of the passing of William “Bill” Olds, a staunch defender of civil liberties and the organization’s first full-time executive director, who died on Friday, September 30.

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Know Your Rights

August 31, 2016

Do you know your rights if you are stopped by the police? What if you are attending a protest, or recording the police? We’ve put together a few easy-to-use resources that might come in handy the next time you need quick access to information about your constitutional rights.

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Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation report about police Taser use shows troubling racial disparities and misuse. Learn more about police Tasers in Connecticut and the ACLU-CT’s work to ensure that police only use Tasers fairly, justly, and wisely.

The ACLU of Connecticut is inviting nominations for the Board of Directors!

Any member of the ACLU of Connecticut may recommend a candidate for the Board of Directors on or before November 23, 2015.

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