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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 […]

Urgent Action: Social Media Privacy Bill (HB 1739)

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 to disclose their personal social media passwords, and it would also stop employers from using passwords saved to work computers to spy on their 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    

Stipulation and Exhibit as Entered, Martin v. City & County of Honolulu

https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/96-2.pdf   https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/96-3.pdf

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Hawai‘i Joins Nationwide, Bipartisan Effort To Empower Americans to #TakeCTRL of Their Privacy

ACLU of Hawai‘i lauds Rep. Matthew LoPrestiʻs local efforts to Advance Student and Employee Privacy Learn more: https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/campaign-takectrl-our-privacy-sweeps-nation-and-you-thought-bipartisanship-was Sign the petition!: http://www.aclu.org/takectrl_af Honolulu, Hawai‘i:  Today, Rep. Matthew LoPresti (Ewa Beach) urged his legislative colleagues to advance student data privacy and employee social media privacy in Hawai‘i. LoPresti joins a diverse, bipartisan coalition of legislators across […]