Past Events

Real ID Me

The “ID me clinic” will connect transgender, non-binary and queer Philadelphians with legal professionals and social service workers that will assist with accessing “Real IDs.” They will help people work through common challenges they may experience with obtaining affirmative documents.

July 14, 2022

Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month with the ACLU of Pennsylvania and community members across the commonwealth.

June 1, 2022 to
June 30, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law 101

Pennsylvania's public records law is a vital tool for government transparency, but members of the public who are new to the Right-to-Know Law can make a number of simple mistakes that frustrate their attempts to obtain local or state government records.

June 22, 2022

Liberate Abortion

Abortion rights are under attack across the nation. Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned to simultaneously defend Pennsylvania abortion rights as well as receive those fleeing states where abortion access has been restricted.

April 20, 2022

Lobbying 101

The ACLU of Pennsylvania’s lobbying training offers a deeper dive into how to actively lobby as a constituent. We will discuss how the General Assembly operates and when lobbying can be the most effective.

November 18, 2021

MDJ Instagram Live Series

Live on @aclupa Instagram!
Learn about magisterial district judges (MDJs) and why these elected judges are critical to criminal legal reform. 

November 12, 2021

Magisterial District Judges and Lehigh County

Magisterial District Judges (MDJs) are elected officials that handle early criminal matters and in every Pennsylvania county, except Philadelphia, are responsible for setting bail and determining pre-trial freedom.

October 28, 2021

All-Member Call: The Attack on Voting Rights

The 2020 election is over, but now we are dealing with the aftermath. People showed up to vote in historic numbers, especially people of color, and now some politicians are doing everything in their power to attack voter rights and invalidate not only the election but our democracy.

September 30, 2021

ACLU oral argument at US Supreme Court: BL v. Mahanoy Area School District

On April 28, ACLU attorneys will appear before the United States Supreme Court in defense of a frustrated cheerleader's right to off-campus free speech. The case will have implications for millions of public school students' First Amendment right to free speech when they are away from school.

April 28, 2021 to
April 29, 2021

Who Are MDJs?: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Cash Bail

Join us for a community discussion on the evening of Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. to talk with criminal legal reform advocates and community activists about MDJs and the campaign to end unaffordable cash bail in Pennsylvania.

April 27, 2021