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Published: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Please see this fact sheet for answers to some commonly asked questions around vaccine mandates.

FAQ: Vaccine Mandates and Civil Liberties

Document, Published: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
This FAQ addresses some commonly asked questions about vaccine mandates such as "are vaccine mandates new?" or "are vaccine mandates a violation of my rights?".
News Release, Published: 
Friday, August 27, 2021
Today, King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer ruled that Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (“CA 29”), which proposed to establish city policy on homelessness through a vote by Seattle residents, violated state law limiting the permissible scope of local ballot initiatives in many ways and therefore should not appear on the November 2021 ballot.
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Learn about the values that fuel our mission to fight for civil rights and civil liberties for everyone in Washington.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
A lawsuit filed today on behalf of the ACLU of Washington, the Transit Riders Union and the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness claims that a proposed amendment to the Charter of the City of Seattle is an illegal use of a local ballot initiative and violates state laws that mandate how local governments make and carry out plans for addressing homelessness. The lawsuit argues that the proposed Charter Amendment 29 goes beyond the scope of Seattle’s initiative powers.
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Monday, August 9, 2021
As Seattle prepares to head into budget deliberations for the City’s 2022 budget, it is important for decision makers to understand that the Seattle Consent Decree does not stand in the way of making changes to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) budget.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, July 30, 2021
ACLU of Washington reaction to the release of the results of an independent investigation into a complaint over a cotton picking lesson at Sacajawea Middle School in Spokane
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
The purpose of this blog post is to analyze and inform the public on what their candidates have said (or not said) on local policing issues.
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
The purpose of this blog post is to analyze and inform the public on what their candidates have said (or not said) on local policing issues.
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
The purpose of this blog post is to analyze and inform the public on what their candidates have said (or not said) on local policing issues.
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Monday, July 19, 2021
Some law enforcement agencies in Washington are dangerously misinterpreting the new law. They claim that newly-enacted HB 1310 means they can no longer respond to or assist people experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

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