ACLU OF HAWAI‘I URGES THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO DEVELOP PROACTIVE PLAN FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (“ACLU of Hawai‘i”) has sent a letter to the Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety (“PSD”) urging it to take immediate action in developing a proactive, evidence-based plan for the prevention and management of COVID-19 in the correctional and detention facilities under PSD’s oversight. People in jails […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I FILES AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTING KAHEA’S RIGHTS TO ASSOCIATION AND PRIVACY

Honolulu, Hawai‘i: On Friday, March 3, 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (the ACLU of Hawaiʻi) filed an amicus brief in support of KAHEA’s attempt to stop the Department of the Attorney General from enforcing a subpoena for KAHEA’s bank records as part of the AG’s investigation into the environmental non-profit’s support of […]

ACLU of Hawai‘i testimony in support of HB 2203 HD 1

One of the 2020 legislative priorities for the ACLU of Hawai‘i is ensuring that all students have access to a fair, quality education. To get there, we support, with suggested amendments, HB 2203 HD 1, a bill that will eliminate school suspensions for elementary students and cap suspensions to 10 days per school year for […]

2019 BOARD ELECTION COMPLETE

Big mahalo to everyone who voted in our recent Board Elections! Elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year volunteer term: Barbara L. Franklin, Rev. Blayne Higa, Jeffrey Hong, and Marianita Lopez. Congratulations and mahalo for your service! They serve along with the other members of Board of Directors, which act as one body and provides stewardship for […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I EXPRESSES FIRST AMENDMENT CONCERNS OVER SUBPOENAS AGAINST KAHEA

Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU of Hawai‘i) has serious concerns that the Department of the Attorney General is abusing its regulatory power over non-profit organizations by investigating KAHEA for supporting the Mauna Kea demonstrations. In the ACLU’s view, targeting nonprofit groups and investigating them for their advocacy and political affiliation […]