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This short video explains how the Board of Pardons works and why it matters to us.
Over 2.3 million people are in American prisons. Over half are there for nonviolent crimes. And many, like Rufus, are there for having drugs. Not dealing. Not stealing. But for having drugs. They're there FOR LIFE for a crime that normally carries a 0-5 year sentence and treatment — because of mandatory-minimum laws.
Presented by The ACLU of Utah, The Alliance for a Better Utah, The League of Women Voters of Utah, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, and Equality Utah. We are greatful to The Independent, based in St. George Utah and serving the greater Southern Utah area, who filmed these videos and posted them on their YouTube channel. PART 1 PART 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
55th Anniversary Video This short, emotionally powerful film celebrates the Emerald Anniversary (55th) of the ACLU of Utah by highlighting a portion of the major civil liberties issues and cases that were addressed this past year, which advocate for reproductive rights, religious liberty, and immigrant rights. Most importantly, the film asks the question," What would you do without the ACLU?"
A copy of "In Our Mothers' House" was very unhappy when it was moved behind the counter of a Utah elementary school library—and so was the ACLU. Listen to the 1 minute audio podcast produced by the ACLU of Massachusetts >>
ACLU of Massachusetts attorney, Bill Newman, explains on this "Civil Liberties Minute" podcast. Listen to the 1 minute podcast produced by the ACLU of Massachusetts >>
Utah Youth Stand Up For Their Rights and YOURS, too! The ACLU of Utah is proud to announce the amazing winners of its 2011 Youth Activist Scholarship Awards. A selection committee composed of community leaders and volunteers reviewed qualifying candidates from across the state. Our winners were selected based on the students' dedication to civil liberties, the challenges they have overcome, and the leadership they display. Each winner receives $1,000 towards their first year of college and were honored at our Bill of Rights Dinner on May 11, 2011. The ACLU of Utah's Youth Activist Scholarship Program is generously funded by the Semnani Family Foundation
"FACES OF THE ACLU" premiered at the ACLU of Utah's 2011 Bill of Rights Celebration on May 11. Community and religious leaders, immigrants, students, activists and others explain why they are all proud to be "faces" of the ACLU of Utah, joining together to protect civil liberties for all Utahns.
Listen to KRCL's RadioActive broadcast from Friday, 2/10, on Affirmative Action. Marina Lowe, legislative and policy counsel at the ACLU of Utah, joins Barry Gomberg, the director of affirmative action and equal opportunity at Weber State University, and Kim Hall, the assistant director of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah to discuss their predictions for the legislative session and the impact if a proposed constitutional amendment to exempt the state from federal affirmative action laws were to pass.
Chartered in 1958 and located in Salt Lake City, the ACLU of Utah is the Utah affiliate of the national ACLU. Through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at both the state and local levels, the ACLU of Utah seeks to protect the constitutional rights of all Utahns.