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  • Criminal Justice

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    The ACLU of Connecticut works in many ways to improve the criminal justice system. We were at the forefront of the successful effort to repeal ...

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  • Free Speech

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    The ACLU protects the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- freedom of speech, assembly, association, petition and the press -- ...

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  • Freedom of Religion

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    The freedom to practice religion without interference or coercion from the government is a fundamental guarantee of the U.S. and Connecticut constitutions. The ACLU of ...

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  • Immigration

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    Immigrants to the United States are frequently targets of discrimination and undocumented immigrants are particularly susceptible to abuse. The ACLU of Connecticut works to defend ...

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  • LGBT Rights

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    The rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people have been at the forefront of the legal and legislative agenda's of the ACLU of Connecticut. ...

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  • Open Government

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    The ACLU of Connecticut has been working to preserve Connecticut's Freedom of Information law and the principles of transparency in government.

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  • Police Accountability

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    We rely on the police for our safety, and we’re grateful for their service and protection. But we also entrust police officers with extraordinary authority, ...

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  • Privacy

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    Never has the conflict between privacy and technology been more tense. Our telephone service providers tell the government what numbers we call, security cameras track ...

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  • Racial Justice

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    From the landmark Sheff v. O'Neill case seeking equal educational opportunities and racial desegregation in our schools to the fight against racial profiling and discriminatory ...

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  • Voting Rights

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    The right to vote is a fundamental in a democratic society and must be safeguarded zealously. The ACLU of Connecticut has worked to ensure that ...

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  • Women's Rights

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    From the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut, which struck down a state law banning contraceptives, to the recent case of a pregnant ...

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  • Youth and Student Rights

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    The constitutional rights of young people are frequently at risk. The ACLU of Connecticut has stepped in to protect free speech in schools, fight harsh ...

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