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JANUARY 2014

2013 ACLU-Wyoming Highlights

ACLU Wyoming 2013Happy 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
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AUGUST 20, 2013

I Support Equal Pay

Equal Pay Today!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

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