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Utah should opt out of the surveillance state

Sep 11, 2019

This growth of new and invasive technology includes body scanners at airports, facial recognition cameras, and artificial intelligence software that links it all together. Despite Utah’s reverence for privacy, our state is not exempt from this trend.

Request an ACLU of Utah Speaker

Sep 03, 2019

Did you know an ACLU of Utah staffer can speak at your event or meeting? We handle dozens of speaking requests a year--from monthly meetings, to rallies, to symposiums. Our staff is prepared fo speak on dozens of civil liberties and current event topics, or provide an introduction of what the ACLU does.   Contact the ACLU of Utah today to schedule a speaker: https://www.acluutah.org/request-an-aclu-of-utah-speaker

Rachel Appel: Voting rights matter in San Juan County

Aug 28, 2019

It’s a 290-mile drive from Salt Lake City to Monticello, the seat of San Juan County in Utah’s southeast corner, and the rain followed our car the whole way. As clouds threatened another downpour, we joined the dozens of people converging on the San Juan County Courthouse to attend the May 21 County Commission meeting.

Jason M. Groth: The solution to criminal justice flaws is in the data

Aug 28, 2019

Today we know several unsettling facts about Utah’s criminal justice system. Our prison population is growing faster than any other state except Idaho; 76% of people entering prison are accused of violating their parole and probation, which is often from technical violations rather than committing new crimes; and 43% of Utahns entering prison are racial minorities despite a state minority population of only 20%.

Job Posting: Development Director

Jul 12, 2019

Development Director at the ACLU of Utah: The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is seeking an experienced, energetic, and innovative Development Director to cultivate the financial capacity and resources necessary for the organization’s continued success and growth.

ACLU of Utah Statement on Facial Recognition Searches of Utah’s Driver’s License Database by Law Enforcement

Jul 08, 2019

“Reports that state agencies allowed federal immigration and local law enforcement agents to run thousands of facial recognition searches using Utah’s driver’s license database is concerning to us and should be alarming to anyone who values privacy and due process. 

ACLU of Utah Letter to Heber City About “Pride in the Wasatch Back” Banners

Jun 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 Dear Mayor Potter and Heber City Council: The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah (ACLU of Utah) would like to add our perspective to the public discussion about the “Pride in the Wasatch Back” banners displayed on city lampposts on Heber City’s Main Street.

The Quiet Force: Film screening and Panel Discussion

Jun 06, 2019

The ACLU of Utah's John Mejia will participate a panel dicussion following the June 14 screening of the film, The Quiet Force, at the Jim Santy Auditorium, (1255 Park Avenue, Park City, UT). This screening is part of the Reel Community Series.


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