News Releases

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
ACLU of Washington reaction to certification that opponents of I-1000, which remedies discrimination in public education, employment, and contracting and was passed by the Legislature this session, submitted a sufficient number of signatures to force the measure onto the ballot in November.
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Swedish Health Services has agreed to take steps to facilitate access for transgender patients to necessary and life-saving healthcare services.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Washington man illegally detained by Border Patrol at Spokane’s Greyhound bus station sues the agency for damages
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Monday, June 24, 2019
ACLU Reaction to Seattle Mayor’s Office Statement Regarding Status of City’s Compliance with Federal Consent Decree
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Friday, June 21, 2019
A broad coalition of more than two dozen community organizations delivered a letter to the mayor and city councilmembers urging the City of Seattle to live up to promises made over many years to have a stronger police accountability and disciplinary system the community can trust, and to come into full compliance with a federal consent decree entered more than seven years ago.
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Washington State Supreme Court reaffirmed its ruling in favor of couple refused service for being gay.
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Keep Washington Working Act (Senate Bill 5497) enhances public safety and promotes fairness to immigrants and protects the privacy and civil rights of all Washington residents.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Whatcom County Jail will provide people in the jail with opioid use disorder (OUD) the medications necessary to treat their addiction, according to the settlement agreement proposed in a class-action civil rights lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Washington.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian who lives in Portland, Oregon, filed an administrative complaint today against the Border Patrol after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA, pulled him off of a bus during a layover at the Greyhound Bus Station in the Spokane Intermodal Center.

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