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Our 10 Greatest Hits Of The 2017 Legislative Session

24 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
That’s a wrap, folks! The clock officially struck midnight on March 9th, bringing an end to the 45 days that we in Utah call a legislative session.  While there were some highs and some lows, looking back we feel pretty good about the way it all went down. 

Voting Rights (Disappointment) on the Hill

23 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Well, you can’t win them all. Sometimes, it can even feel like you LOST them all.

Reproductive Justice on the Hill (Yes, There Was Some!)

21 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Usually reproductive freedom isn’t the most triumphant area of our work on the Hill in Utah. But we’re happy to report that 2017 proved to be a nice exception (or, hopefully, the start of a new trend?)

Criminal Justice Reform on the Hill: Part 2

20 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Our post-legislative-session blog series continues today with another post about criminal justice reform during the 2017 session.

Criminal Justice Reform on the Hill: Part 1

16 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Now that the 2017 Legislative Session has been officially over for one week, we have our wits about us enough to take stock and update you on our work!

Week 4: Updates from the Utah Legislative Session

03 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
This weekly compilation is assembled from social media postings by our communications and policy staff during the fourth week of the 2017 Utah Legislative Session.

Is it 1971 Again Already?

02 March 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
We're seeing two bad "Drug Free Zone" bills moving through the legislature. 

Week 5: Updates from the 2017 Legislative Session

26 February 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
This weekly compilation is assembled social media postings by our communications and policy staff during the fifth week of the 2017 Utah Legislative Session.

Protest Posters - from the ACLU of Utah to YOU!

25 February 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
There’s no shortage of protests to attend recently, and therefore there’s no shortage of opportunities to stand for civil liberties with the ACLU of Utah. 

New Immigration Directives: "Recipe for Racial Profiling"

22 February 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
The ACLU of Utah responds to the most recent anti-immigrant directives from the White House.

Let’s end the extreme racial disparities in Utah’s juvenile justice system!

14 February 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
TAKE ACTION TODAY! Ask your legislator to support H.B. 239, Juvenile Justice Amendments, sponsored by Rep. Lowry Snow and Sen. Todd Weiler.

Good Information Is Critical to Exercising Reproductive Rights

03 February 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Without actual access and factual information, our ability to exercise our reproductive freedoms becomes much less meaningful.

True Reform Means Letting People Move On

01 February 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
What if you’ve paid your debt to society, but society won’t let you back in?

Why Try to Revive a Dying Death Penalty?

27 January 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
To end this first week of the legislative session, we bring you news of Rep. Paul Ray’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad death penalty bills (apologies to Judith Viorst).

HB141: False. Inappropriate. Completely Unacceptable.

25 January 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
We knew it was coming…now the much maligned “medical abortion reversal” bill is public and sitting in the House Rules Committee, waiting for assignment to a standing committee of the Utah House of Represents.

Reproductive Freedom Means ACCESS, too.

24 January 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
The fun thing about working on proactive legislative efforts is, the bills tend to come out early in the session!

Take A Stand For Justice!

18 January 2017 Published in Articles, Resources, and Position Papers
 Get involved with the ACLU of Utah to ensure constitutional rights and freedoms for all in 2017.

Top 10 POSITIVE CIVIL LIBERTIES EFFORTS to Follow During the 2017 Utah Legislative Session

09 January 2017 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Every year, the ACLU of Utah actively follows dozens and dozens of bills during the Utah Legislative Session.

Get Busy For Justice! Engaging with the ACLU of Utah

07 December 2016 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
Thank you for your interest and determination in getting involved with the ACLU of Utah. We’ve put together some general tips, resources and ideas for engagement here.

Goodbye to our friend, Iqbal Hossain

21 November 2016 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist
The ACLU of Utah was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Iqbal Hossain on November 16.