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.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would prevent employers from retaliating against immigrant workers who report wage, safety or other labor violations.

Connecticut lawmakers must end the disgraceful practice of sentencing children to mandatory life sentences without possibility of parole.

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For decades, the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has been litigating and advocating to make Connecticut’s criminal justice system fair and effective. Over the past four years, Governor Malloy has introduced and successfully implemented reforms, with broad popular support, which began to address the state’s incarceration crisis while making Connecticut safer.

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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. The Traffic Stop Data Report by the Institute for Municipal and Regional […]

For 27 years, Connecticut’s harsh drug-free zone law has punished minorities more severely than white people for the same crimes and has failed to protect urban children, David McGuire, staff attorney for the ACLU of Connecticut, told the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. He testified in support of Senate Bill 259, which would shrink […]