Legislative program mid-session report now online

https://acluhi.org/2017-mid-session-report/ As of Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Hawai’i State Legislature reached First Crossover—the deadline for bills to pass Third Reading and move over to the Second House. It is also the last day for a final vote to be taken on a measure in the house of origin. A few of ACLU of Hawaii’s […]

Court Blocks Trump’s New Muslim Ban

HONOLULU — A federal court in Hawai‘i has temporarily blocked President Trump’s new Muslim ban executive order before it was set to take effect one minute after midnight. In another challenge, the American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations were in U.S District Court in Maryland today also asking the ban be halted. Omar Jadwat, […]

Body cameras = law enforcement transparency. Let us continue to keep them accountable. Act now!

The ACLU of Hawai‘i needs your help to pass comprehensive statewide police body camera legislation. We’re asking you to submit testimony in support of S.B. 421, S.D. 1, a bill creating detailed and transparent policies regarding the use of police body-worn cameras and public disclosure of footage. Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, […]

ACLU Launches Grassroots Mobilization Platform – Kickoff Event 3/11/17

Program Aims to Organize Resistance to President Trump We hope the people of Hawai‘i will join the PeoplePower movement. Detailed instructions are below. For more information about how to hold your own houseparty, or to let us know if you are holding one, please contact Kit Grant at kgrant@acluhawaii.org or call (808) 522-5904. Mahalo!   […]

ACLU-Hawaii opinion piece: Travel ban – it’s poor policy and offensive

On Sunday, 2/12, the Star Advertiser ran a series of three opinion pieces about the recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, which have been rightly reversed by our courts. The ACLU of Hawaii submitted one of the pieces, alongside another pro-immigrant/pro-refugee piece and a pro-travel ban piece by a local legislator. These are behind […]