Profile cover photo
Profile photo
ACLU of Illinois
167 followers -
Fighting for Freedom & Justice in Illinois
Fighting for Freedom & Justice in Illinois

167 followers
About
ACLU of Illinois's posts

Post has attachment
We'll be on +HuffPost Live in a few minutes to discuss transgender students' rights. Tune in! http://huff.lv/1LMkJfd

Post has attachment
Check out today's op-ed in the Tribune by our communications & public policy director:

Post has shared content
Join our Executive Director Colleen Connell for a Google Hangout tomorrow to discuss the Voting Rights Act!
Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director of ACLU Illinois, joins us for part two of our Voting Rights Hangout Series to discuss SCOTUS Decision in Shelby County v. Holder, its implications, and what we as citizens can do in the wake of this decision.

In January of 2001, Colleen Connell became the first female attorney to lead the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, an organization Ms. Connell joined in 1984.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Ms. Connell served as the ACLU’s Associate Legal Director and Director of the Reproductive Rights Project. In that capacity, she directed the organization’s litigation efforts involving constitutional rights of privacy and protecting the rights of Illinois citizens to make decisions concerning reproductive matters and child-bearing, without undue governmental restriction.

A native of North Dakota, she was graduated from North Dakota State University and the University of Iowa School of Law.

Useful Links:
ACLU Illinois Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Shelby County v. Holder - 
http://www.aclu-il.org/statement-on-scotus-decision-in-shelby-county-v-holder/

ACLU Voting Rights Project - http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights

Voting Rights Acts - http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=18&title.raw=Voting%20Rights%20Act

Post has shared content
What do you think about this?

Post has shared content

Post has attachment
Join the ACLU of Illinois this Thursday in Bolingbrook for a discussion about the "War on Contraception" and the attack on women's reproductive freedom in Illinois and beyond. This is the first event in a series of events designed to fight the forces of injustice and intolerance. Learn more and RSVP for this event:

Post has attachment
Help the ACLU of Illinois defend the targets of injustice and intolerance across Illinois. First, we are defending women's rights to access reproductive health. Join us for upcoming discussions across the state about the War on Contraception. Find an event near you!

Post has attachment
Wait while more posts are being loaded