AFTER ACLU DEMAND, KĀHALA NUI RETIREMENT COMMUNITY CLARIFIES POLICIES TO PROTECT TENANTS’ CIVIL RIGHTS

Kāhala Nui confirms that residents can utilize Hawaii’s new medical aid-in-dying law in their private residences and that the Community does not grant preferences to Catholic residents or otherwise discriminate based on religion HONOLULU: The ACLU’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and the ACLU of Hawaiʻi Foundation are pleased that Kāhala Nui, an […]

OpEd: Win or lose, Hawaii keeps fighting for rights

This opinion piece was published 1/20/19 in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/01/20/editorial/insight/win-or-lose-hawaii-keeps-fighting-for-rights/ By Marianita Lopez, Board President As Hawai‘i marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s remember that it’s more than just a day off. Let’s think about how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go in realizing his dream. Hawai‘i […]

New website under construction!

Please pardon our dust as we prepare over the next few months for our new ACLU of Hawai‘i website, which aims to make it easier than ever to find the information and resources about our civil rights work in Hawai‘i. In the meantime, as we do some cleanup, there may be a few broken links […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I CALLS ON KĀHALA NUI RETIREMENT COMMUNITY TO STOP RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

A May 2018 memo illegally forbids residents from accessing Hawaii’s new Medical Aid in Dying law     Read the demand letter: 2018-11-1 Letter to Kahala Nui Read the memorandum: Kahala Nui Memo Kāhala Nui response, 11/13/18: Kahala Senior Living Community Letter to ACLU 2018-11-13 New memorandum to residents: Kahala Senior Living Community Letter to ACLU […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I WARNS HAWAI‘I COUNTY DRIVER’S LICENSE OFFICIALS: DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIM WOMEN VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Hilo woman endures 18-week bureaucratic mess to acquire full driver’s license Read the demand letter: Hawai‘i DMV Letter Companion letters to Honolulu County, Maui County, Kaua‘i County County statement and ACLU of Hawai‘i reply Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The ACLU of Hawai‘i (ACLU) has sent a demand letter to County of Hawai’i government offices that oversee the […]