FEBURARY 6, 2015
ACLU Challenges National Park Service Ban on Public Access to Bison Slaughter Program at Yellowstone
CHEYENNE, WY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming and Duane Morris LLP sent a letter to the National Park Service today demanding that a conservation group and a journalist be allowed to observe bison management activities in Yellowstone National Park. The government has permitted such access in recent years with no reported problems. Download Full Press Release
FEBURARY 20, 2015
ACLU Applauds First Amendment Protections in New School Board Policies
CHEYENNE, WY – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) applauds policy changes adopted by the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees that protect board members’ right to speak freely. Download Full Press Release
MARCH 6, 2015
Our deepest appreciation goes to our members and supporters who make our work in the great state of Wyoming possible. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming thanks you!
- Awarded grant to hire full-time staff member to work on LGBT non-discrimination education and organizing.
- Issued annual Incarceration in Wyoming report, focusing on human, societal and financial costs of overincarceration.
- Published numerous articles on civil liberties such as First Amendment rights, drone technology, militarization of police, death penalty abolishment, and marijuana law reform.
- Promoted safe and humane conditions for prisons and jails; successfully advocating for prisoners’ civil liberties, including winning religious freedoms for Jewish prisoners.
- Filed amicus brief with the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project seeking to protect women’s reproductive rights and access to affordable contraception.
- Engaged in year-round lobbying efforts on issues such as civil asset forfeiture, drone technology, voting rights, and the death penalty
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MAY 23, 2014
Report: Incarceration in Wyoming
Wyoming prisoners are asking for more help on their criminal cases, appeals, and sentences, according to this year's Incarceration in Wyoming report. Compiled from complaints received from prisoners in Wyoming, Incarceration in Wyoming provides details about the number and nature of complaints the organization received in 2013. Download | Press Release
2013 ACLU-Wyoming Highlights
Happy New Year! Our deepest appreciation goes to our members and supporters who make our work in the great state of Wyoming possible; the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming thanks you.
- Issued annual report Incarceration in Wyoming, based on data from 2012 jail and prison complaints
- Promoted safe and humane conditions in Wyoming’s prisons and jails; successfully resolving numerous prisoner complaints
- Expanded board membership
- Approved 3-year organizational Strategic Plan
- Settled Fourth Amendment unreasonable search lawsuit where a man was forcibly catheterized
- Filed lawsuit contesting results in local special district election
- Hosted film screening of Code of the West, a documentary about medical marijuana in Montana, followed by guest speaker - former Municipal Court Judge Leonard Frieling of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)
- Participated in Equal Pay Today! Campaign advocating for closing the gender wage gap
- Strengthened relations with coalition groups, such as Wyoming Equality, NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming, and the Equality State Policy Center
- Continued year-round legislative lobbying and education efforts
- Provided legal assistance and information on civil liberties issues
AUGUST 20, 2013
I Support Equal Pay
The ACLU joins forces with national and state-based organizations from around the country for the Equal Pay Today! Campaign, which is dedicated to ensuring equal pay for women. The ACLU has sent Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead a letter inviting him to talk about what has been accomplished in Wyoming and share information about what other states are doing to support the movement toward equal pay. Download letter
June 5, 2013
Report: The War on Marijuana in Black and White
A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union is the first to examine marijuana arrest rates by race for all 50 states and D.C. between 2001 and 2010. The report, relying on data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the US Census, reveals a number of troubling trends. Download the report." Download | Press Release