Eight to Watch – April 2017

The 2017 Legislature is well underway. Bills are heading now into conference committee where final amendments and testimony will be deliberated prior to floor votes and (for bills that pass) ultimately the Governor’s desk. While several measures are on our radar, we are taking special effort to urge lawmakers to uphold civil liberties through their […]

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!   […]

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

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 […]