News Releases

News Release, Published: 
Friday, July 16, 2021
On Tuesday, the Port of Seattle passed a measure regarding facial recognition technology (FRT) that falls short of a meaningful ban on biometrics for law enforcement and mass surveillance due to the port's ongoing collaboration with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a sister agency of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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Friday, July 2, 2021
The Supreme Court denied review of a case involving a same-sex couple turned away from a flower shop because they are LGBTQ. The case is Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
As antisemitic violence rises in neighborhoods across Washington and around the country, we condemn these and all acts of violence, discrimination, and hate.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s denial of CHOP Art’s permit application based on the content of the event violates a central tenet of the First Amendment, according to the letter sent Thursday from ACLU-WA and PDA.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, June 7, 2021
A federal court has temporarily blocked the city of Selah, Washington from enforcing three provisions of its municipal code, after finding that the Selah Alliance for Equality (SAFE) would likely succeed in proving its claims that the provisions are unconstitutional as currently written.
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Friday, June 4, 2021
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter today to Alaska Airlines telling the airline to stop enforcing a uniform policy that requires flight attendants to conform to a rigid set of “male” and “female” dress and grooming standards.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
On May 3, Emzayia and Zyeshauwne said their fifth-period social studies teacher took out a box of raw cotton and told the class they were going to do a “fun” activity to see who could clean cotton the fastest.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
A groundbreaking proposal to ban government use of facial recognition software has been passed by the King County Council.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
People will no longer be penalized for driving while poor as a result of a judge’s order signed today requiring the Department of Licensing (DOL) to stop suspending licenses for unpaid traffic tickets for non-criminal moving violations.

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