Legislative advocacy is a critical part of the ACLU of Alaska’s work to defend and advance the civil liberties and civil rights of Alaskans. During the 32nd Alaska Legislative Session, we’re monitoring a wide range of issues and work, from voting and abortion rights, to protecting Alaska’s independent judiciary, and monitoring budget conversations that impact more than 4,000 incarcerated people.

The ACLU of Alaska works year-round, with community partners and supporters, on legislative initiatives that advance civil liberties and challenge attempts to erode fundamental freedoms.

We educate legislators about ACLU of Alaska positions, draft legislation on priority issues, lobby and testify on bills affecting civil liberties, work in coalition, and are newly tapping into Alaska’s grassroots power to push for positive change and take on defensive battles in Juneau.

To learn more about what we’re watching in session click, here.

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SB 46: Law Enforcement -- Registry; Use of Force

SB 46 would require that the state of Alaska establish a database to collect information on how law enforcement officers – including police, correctional, parole, and probation officers - use force.

May 20, 2021

HB 66: Expanding voter access

HB 66 would expand voter access through same-day voter registration, providing postage for absentee ballots, and ballot curing (giving voters an opportunity to fix an issue with an absentee ballot).

March 1, 2021 Voting Rights