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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 […]

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Petition to protect free speech of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

SIGN THE PETITION: https://action.aclu.org/secure/nd-standing-rock-sioux-tribe?ms=fb_160920_aff_ND_free_speech 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: https://acluhi.org/homelessness-in-the-city-county-of-honolulu-know-your-rights/ 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 […]

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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. https://action.aclu.org/secure/sex-discrimination-employment

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

Join the ACLU of Hawai‘i in supporting SB 2411! http://www.acluhi.org/body-cameras

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 http://tinyurl.com/acluhawaii-homeless, details the rights most often affected during a […]

ACLU, State of Hawai‘i settle dispute over First Amendment right to take photographs in public

HONOLULU, HAWAI`I: The First Amendment right of individuals to take photographs in public was re-affirmed in an agreement reached between the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) and the State of Hawai‘i. The dispute arose when an amateur photographer was cited by a state Sheriff for taking pictures of airplanes from a public sidewalk along Lagoon […]

Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Legal Fellowship

The ACLU of Hawaii is now accepting applications for a volunteer legal fellow.  Please see attached document for details on how to apply.   2.24.2016 legal fellow job description