As America’s oldest watchdog of civil liberties, we find it troubling any time a public official abuses the authority placed with them to silence political views with which they personally disagree. The 1st Amendment makes expressly clear that is not the appropriate role of government.
Today, Mayor Jim Matherly sent the clear message that it is okay to discriminate in Fairbanks by vetoing LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. The mayor has taken this deeply misguided action despite strong support from the Fairbanks City Council.
ACLU of Alaska and Planned Parenthood Applaud City of Fairbanks Passing Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Fairbanks, AK — By passing Ordinance 6093 yesterday, the City Council took a major step towards stopping discrimination against LGBTQ community members in Fairbanks.
Anchorage, AK – Today, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a state law and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) regulation that would have severely limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low-income women. The decision in State of Alaska v.
ACLU of Alaska Sues Governor Dunleavy Over His Illegal, Politically Motivated Firing of State Employees
The ACLU of Alaska today announced lawsuits against Governor Mike Dunleavy, his Chief of Staff Tuckerman Babcock, and the State of Alaska on behalf of three former state workers who were illegally terminated immediately upon the Governor taking office.
The ACLU of Alaska today announced the hiring of Legal Director Stephen Koteff & Policy Director Triada Stampas. Our dramatic growth in membership, activity, and visibility over the last two years necessitated separating the previous role of legal and policy director into these separate positions.