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ACLU Report Urges Changes in Pasco Police Policies

The ACLU-WA has issued a report calling for major reforms in Pasco police policies in order to prevent unnecessary deaths and excessive use of force. Read More »

House unanimously passes bill to end debtors’ prisons

Feb 4, 2016
The Washington House of Representatives today passed a bill (HB 1390) to end debtors’ prisons in Washington and reform our state’s system for court-imposed debts. The measure passed by a unanimous 97-0 vote. Read More »

Prosecutors Should Think Twice Before Charging Teens Who Sext

The ACLU-WA is encouraging prosecuting attorneys around the state to exercise prosecutorial discretion when considering whether to press charges in cases involving youth and the sharing of sexually-tinged photos, known as “sexting.” Read More »

Hannah McCreary: Finding creative ways to make change

The wide range of issues the ACLU works on is a big part of its appeal for Hannah McCreary, volunteer Communications Coordinator for ACLU’s Communications department. Read More »

Support Civil Liberties in the 2016 State Legislature

January 29, 2016
Replacing the death penalty . . . ending debtors’ prisons . . . holding police accountable . . . strengthening voting rights . . . preserving anti-discrimination regulations that protect transgender people. The ACLU-WA is working to extend and defend civil liberties in this year’s legislative session in Olympia. Read More »

Alex Morkill: Helping People Access their Constitutional Rights

Alex Morkill believes everyone should have access to their Constitutional rights, regardless of their ability to afford a lawyer. That’s why volunteering at the ACLU has “a feel good-purpose to it,” he said. Read More »

Martin Mendiola: Striving to Put Ethics into Action

Martin Mendiola is interning with the ACLU-WA Communications Department to apply what he’s learning in school. Read More »

ACLU-WA Asks Court to Overturn Anti-Panhandling Law

The ACLU of Washington has filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Washington Supreme Court to strike down a Lakewood ordinance that unconstitutionally infringes on freedom of speech. Read More »
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Marty Jacobs: Working for Big-Picture Change

Since November, Marty Jacobs has been volunteering as a researcher on the ACLU-WA’s campaign to end the death penalty. Read More »
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ACLU Volunteer Alicia Dudziak has a passion for helping people, and puppies

Alicia Dudziak divides her time at the ACLU between working at the reception desk and as a legal intake counselor. The roles are complementary, Alicia said, in that they both involve contact between the general public and the ACLU. Read More »