Popular “MAUIWatch” Facebook Page Founder Files Federal Lawsuit Against Maui County For Unlawful Attempts to Silence Speech


HONOLULU, HAWAII – The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (“ACLU”) announced today that a lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) have been filed against Maui County based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed.  The lawsuit asks for a court order declaring the […]

Hawaii Support for Marijuana Law Reform Surges

Updated opinion poll: increasing majority favors medical marijuana dispensaries, decriminalization & legalization (Honolulu, 1/31/2014) Mirroring nationwide attitudes, a newly released poll shows sharp increases in support for overhaul of Hawaii marijuana laws. The new poll, commissioned by Hawaii’s Drug Policy Action Group showed voter support for reform of Hawaii’s policies on marijuana trending upward across […]

2013 Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge is On!

Our 3rd annual haiku challenge is on! People in Hawaii and around the world are invited to flex their poetic skills in reflection on the U.S. Constitutionʻs Bill of Rights – celebrating the 222nd anniversary of its ratification. Join the challenge here: http://acluhi.org/know-your-rights/bor_hc/

International drug law reform expert to speak in Honolulu, 11/1/13

All the best to our colleagues at the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai‘i. Ethan Nadelmann is a compelling speaker! “CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SCIENCE, REASON AND COMPASSION ” The Drug  Policy Forum of Hawai`i’s 20th Anniversary Event Friday, November 1, 2013 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Kapi`olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road Ohelo Building […]

Save the date! “Love Makes a Family” community picnic, 10/27


Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, 10/27/13, Entertainment, a relaxing afternoonʻs picnic, and hope for powerful, positive change come together at this event. Individuals, labor, faith, non-profits, business – weʻre all coming together in the true spirit of aloha and ‘ohana on the lawn and in the rotunda surrounding the Hawaii State Capitol. This pa‘ina, the […]