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Spring 2024

For over 70 years, generation after generation of staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters have nurtured, protected, and grown the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

May 9, 2024

Fall 2023

In May, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives did something historic. 

January 17, 2024

Spring 2023

The work of stabilizing democracy is by no means over. We anticipate that those who would restrict the right to vote and even try to overturn the results of legitimate elections will be back for more in 2024.

April 26, 2023

Fall 2022

The 2022 general election has ended, and we had our hands full in protecting voting rights this year.

January 11, 2023

Spring 2022

I’m returning to the topic of abortion access because the warning signals about the danger of losing the legal right to an abortion are even louder now, six months later

May 10, 2022

Fall 2021

At midnight on September 1, the right to legally access abortion care in the United States took a perilous turn for the worse when the Supreme Court allowed an extreme Texas law to go into effect.

October 29, 2021

Spring 2021

January 6, 2021, was one of the worst days in living memory in the United States.

May 19, 2021

Fall 2020

On February 29, the ACLU of Pennsylvania threw a great party to celebrate the ACLU’s 100th anniversary.

September 2, 2020

Spring 2020

These are truly unusual times. The coronavirus pandemic has created a situation unlike any other in living memory.

March 2, 2020

Fall 2019

I have been urging the staff at ACLU-PA and all of my friends, especially my white friends, to watch When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s brilliant dramatization of the Central Park Five, later reclaimed as the Exonerated Five.

November 1, 2019

Spring 2019

Our country has to do better in ending mass incarceration and the racial disparities that plague the criminal justice system.

February 9, 2018

Fall 2018

When two Black men were arrested at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia in April, it came as no surprise to those of us at the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Infuriating, sure. But
not surprising.

February 9, 2018

Spring 2018

As the harsh reality of the Trump administration’s extreme agenda has settled in over the last year, we are honored that so many people have put their trust in the ACLU to defend civil liberties and to push back against the worst instincts of those who govern.

February 9, 2018

Fall 2017

In August, we were all horrified by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists were on the march, spewing their vile worldview and motivating one of their kind to drive a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing Heather Heyer.

October 6, 2017

Summer 2017

In some ways, our country changed on November 8, 2016. The United States elected a leader who, by all measures, is hostile to the basic foundations and principles that we stand for.

July 8, 2017

Fall 2015

A robust dialogue has risen up about police practices—stop-and-frisk, broken windows, the biased implementation of the War on Drugs—which have led to both unnecessary deaths and, thankfully, to the “social death” of mass incarceration.

September 11, 2015