Racial Justice

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 drug laws, the ACLU of Connecticut stands for the equal treatment of all people.

A new study shows that, statewide, police in Connecticut disproportionately pull minority drivers over in traffic stops.

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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 […]

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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.

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“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.”

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“These officers turned an all-American night of ice cream, family, and Little League into a tutorial on trampling the Bill of Rights.”

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