At the ACLU, our mission is not only to protect civil liberties, but to advance them. We have serious problems in West Virginia. The time for half measures is over. We need big, bold ideas if we want to live up to the ideals embodied in our state’s motto---montani semper liberi.
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of WV is unveiling three campaigns to guide our work for the next decade. With these campaigns, we aim to fundamentally change West Virginia.
The Charleston City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance that would, among other things, make it a crime for an individual on a public sidewalk to engage within 8 feet of other members of the public in certain ways if they are within 100 feet of a healthcare facility.
When people in Hurricane, WV heard that a home for people with developmental disabilities was going to open up in their neighborhood people got upset. In fact, the Putnam County Commission tried to have an injunction filed, to stop the residence from operating. The ACLU spoke up.
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The ACLU of West Virginia today released a report that outlines how West Virginia can cut incarceration in half by pursuing reforms to accessibility of mental health and substance abuse services, reducing and normalizing sentences, and eliminating cash bail.
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