ACLU Hawaii publishes 2016 voting rights guide

The right to vote is fundamental, and the ACLU works throughout the nation to defend it for all. We have updated our Hawai‘i-specific Voting Rights Guide for the 2016 elections, please review and give us your feedback. The ACLU is strictly non-partisan, we never endorse any candidates or parties. UPDATE 7/20/16: Free copies are available […]

Deadline for mailed voter registration extended to comply with federal law

For more information, please visit our 2016 Voting Rights Guide online! The ACLU of Hawaiʻi learned that Monday, October 10, 2016, Hawaii’s deadline for voter registration applications for the upcoming General Election, also happened to fall on a Federal holiday (Discoverers’ Day) with no mail service. The Hawaiʻi Office of Elections, noting the conflicting dates, […]

New report details nationwide police use of facial recognition software

Read the report: National ACLU statement: Together with the ACLU national office and other affiliates, we welcome the Center on Privacy & Technology and Georgetown Law’s comprehensive report on government use of facial recognition technology in the United States. The report reveals that local governments’ use of this technology is—like the use of […]


Petition to protect free speech of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

SIGN THE PETITION: The ACLU has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. We recognize the vital roles peaceful protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, and activism play in defending our civil and human rights.  ACLU of Hawai‘i stands with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its allied indigenous […]

Property lost during Honolulu homeless sweeps? Information on filing a claim, legal notices

To view the full site, visit: Generally, you are included in the class if you were homeless or formerly homeless and your property was seized and destroyed by the City and County of Honolulu, and may be eligible to file your own claim for compensation. The class-wide settlement of the lawsuit Martin v. City […]

Urgent Action: Social Media Privacy Bill (HB 1739)

JULY 2016 UPDATE: H.B. 1739 was vetoed by the Governor. We look forward to more bills to advance privacy rights in the next legislative session. Tell Governor Ige: Protect my social media privacy! Governor David Ige has indicated that he may veto H.B. 1739; This bill would make it illegal for employers to force employees […]

POLICE BODY CAM BILL (SB 2411) UPDATE 5/5/16: Mahalo for supporting the ACLU of Hawaii’s efforts to bring much-needed transparency to policing practices in our state! The police body camera bill, S.B. 2411, would have set the best, most comprehensive policies of any body camera law in the nation. Unfortunately, this bill was met with […]


Stories sought on employment discrimination due to pregnancy and parenting

The ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project is interested in hearing about your experiences with employment discrimination due to your pregnancy, or your employer’s failure to grant you accommodations in the workplace.

Support S.B. 2411 for a statewide, comprehensive law on police body cameras

Join the ACLU of Hawai‘i in supporting SB 2411!

New Publication: Rights of Hawaiiʻs Homeless

The ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) today announced the publication of a “know your rights” guide (“guide”) for homeless individuals impacted by City & County of Honolulu (“City”) “sweeps” to enforce the Stored Property Ordinance and the Sidewalk Nuisance Ordinance. The ACLU website guide, available at, details the rights most often affected during a […]