Although the ACLU is most often associated with litigation, we also advocate for constitutional liberties in our legislative work. When the legislature is in session, we monitor bills, encourage lawmakers to pass policies that protect Alaskans' rights, and work to ensure state laws are in line with the U.S. and Alaska Constitutions.

In the 30th session of the Alaska State Legislature (January 2017 - April 2018), we're working on a broad range of issues including reproductive rights, freedom of speech and association, criminal justice reform, and privacy rights. Our legislative advocacy includes sending letters to the Governor, Senate, and House of Representatives, testifying in hearings, and providing our supporters the tools they need to effectively champion the issues they care about and to participate in our democracy.

On a national level, the ACLU's Legislative Office in Washington, D.C. handles federal and congressional legislative advocacy efforts. Learn about our nationwide priorities and policy platform here

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SB 192: Voter Address Confidentiality

SB 192, sponsored by Senator Anna MacKinnon (R-Eagle River) strengthens the privacy rights of Alaskan voters. Currently, information collected when a person registers to vote is compiled in a database and made available for any interested party to purchase.

January 16, 2018 Privacy Voting Rights

HB 230: Telecommunications & Internet Privacy

HB 230, sponsored by Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage), prohibits internet and telecommunications companies from being selling Alaskans' personal information without their knowledge or permission.

January 16, 2018 Privacy

SB 54: Crime and Sentencing

In July 2016, Governor Walker signed SB 91, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill, into law. The ACLU of Alaska commended the Governor and Legislature for adopting policies that make our criminal laws smarter, our justice system better, and our communities safer.

March 27, 2017 Criminal Justice Reform

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