ACLU of Hawaiʻi issues demand letter to Hawaiʻi Department of Education

ACLU OF HAWAIʻI DEMANDS HAWAIʻI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION END SEX DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FEMALE ATHLETES HONOLULU – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaiʻi Foundation (“ACLU of Hawaiʻi”) has sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (“DOE”) demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools. On February 7, […]

ACLU of Hawai‘i Report Shows Current Bail Practices Prioritize Wealth Of The Accused Over Risk To The Community

Honolulu, Hawai‘i: the ACLU of Hawai‘i (“ACLU”) has released a study showing that almost half of the people in Hawai‘i jails are pre-trial detainees who have not been convicted of the crimes for which they’ve been accused. This preliminary report, called “As Much Justice As You Can Afford – Hawaiiʻs Accused Face an Unequal Bail […]

Hawai‘i ACLU welcomes new board leadership

Marianita Lopez elected as new Board President Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i announced a new slate of all-volunteer officers: Newly elected President Marianita Lopez is a family law attorney based in Hale‘iwa on O‘ahu, She has served on the ACLU of Hawai‘i board since 2007. She takes over for outgoing President […]

Local ACLU Hires New Executive Director

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawai‘i announced today that Joshua Wisch will take over the helm next month from long-time executive director, Vanessa Chong, who is retiring. Chong became the organization’s executive director in 1984 and first joined its staff in 1981. The search drew over 100 applicants nationwide. Wisch, who […]

RSVP now for 2017 Annual Meeting and Bill of Rights Day Celebration

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