The ACLU’s victories are your victories.
ACLU National highlights:
· Securing the Freedom to Marry. The Supreme Court ended the federal government’s discrimination against legally married same-sex couples
· Standing with Service Women. Congress reversed the ban on insurance coverage of abortions for service women who became pregnant as a result of rape.
· Taking Back Our Genes. In a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that corporations could not own DNA.
· Promoting Fair Sentencing. President Obama commuted the sentences of four individuals highlighted in an ACLU report on people serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses.
· Exposing Unlawful Spying. ACLU lawsuits forced the release of secret court documents showing abuse of surveillance power by the NSA.
ACLU of Wyoming highlights:
· Issued annual report Incarceration in Wyoming, based on data from 2012 jail and prison complaints
· Promoted safe and humane conditions in Wyoming’s prisons and jails; successfully resolving numerous prisoner complaints
· Expanded board membership
· Approved 3-year organizational Strategic Plan
· Settled Fourth Amendment unreasonable search lawsuit where a man was forcibly catheterized
· Filed lawsuit contesting results in local special district election
· Hosted film screening of Code of the West, a documentary about medical marijuana in Montana, followed by guest speaker - former Municipal Court Judge Leonard Frieling of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)
· Participated in Equal Pay Today! Campaign advocating for closing the gender wage gap
· Strengthened relations with coalition groups, such as Wyoming Equality, NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming, and the Equality State Policy Center
· Continued year-round legislative lobbying and education efforts
· Provided legal assistance and information on civil liberties issues
To our community of supporters, thank you!