Latest From ACLU of Washington

The latest content and updates from the ACLU of Washington website.

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Friday, January 5, 2024
How to align our criminal legal system with the best science available
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
The ACLU of Washington is working in coalition to bring transparency and oversight to hospital entity  consolidations to ensure access to quality health care for everyone across Washington State. These consolidations are prolific in Washington — with minimal oversight — and can negatively impact cost, quality and access to necessary health care services, including end-of-life, reproductive, and gender affirming care. The Keep Our Care Act (KOCA) would provide oversight and help safeguard community access to health care.
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
In 2024, we will advocate for legislation to protect access to reproductive and gender affirming care, increase fairness in the criminal legal system, and assure that people can exercise their freedoms and live safely and securely in every community in our state.
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
The Traffic Safety for All bill prioritizes safety stops, which data shows increases safety on the roads while reducing racial disproportionality in traffic stops.
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
In cases where officers have harmed people, we want to strengthen the ability to provide justice for victims of police misconduct and bring systemic change to departments. The Attorney General’s Investigations and Reform bill strengthens the AG’s authority to address systemic violations of the Washington constitution or laws at police departments and jails by elevating resources, solutions, and accountability.
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
If Washington state were a country, it would have the sixth highest incarceration rate in the world. For decades, Washington state has been overly reliant on life and long sentences. Yet, instead of keeping people safe, these sentences have devastated marginalized communities. In collaboration with formerly and currently incarcerated allies, the ACLU-WA seeks to advance developmentally appropriate, evidence-based sentencing laws that promote public safety and lead with racial justice.
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
If Washington state were a country, it would have the sixth highest incarceration rate in the world. For decades, Washington state has been overly reliant on life and long sentences. Yet, instead of keeping people safe, these sentences have devastated marginalized communities. In collaboration with formerly and currently incarcerated allies, the ACLU-WA seeks to advance developmentally appropriate, evidence-based sentencing laws that promote public safety and lead with racial justice.
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Monday, January 1, 2024
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Thursday, December 21, 2023
ACLU-WA Legal Department Internships for Summer 2024

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