American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation Inc

Louisville, KY   |  WWW.ACLU-KY.ORG

Mission

THE ACLU OF KENTUCKY WORKS IN THE COURTS, LEGISLATURES AND COMMUNITIES TO DEFEND THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES GUARANTEED TO ALL PEOPLE BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.

Ruling year info

1969

Principal Officer

MICHAEL ALDRIDGE

Main address

325 W Main St Ste 2210

Louisville, KY 40202

EIN

61-6058569

NTEE code info

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

IRS filing requirement

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Program 1

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ON FIRST AMENDMENT LAW, REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM, VOTING RIGHTS, LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS, IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS, ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY, RIGHT TO PROTEST, AND JUSTICE REFORM. ACLU OF KENTUCKY PROGRAM EFFORTS SERVE TO INFORM OUR MEMBERSHIP AND LAY PARTICIPANTS ON PRESSING CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES AND TO EDUCATE THEM ON THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE NOT QUANTIFIABLE IN TERMS OF CLIENTS SERVED, ETC. WE MEASURE SUCCESS BY CREATING AN INFORMED ENVIRONMENT SO THAT CIVIL LIBERTIES VIOLATIONS ARE FEW. THE ACTIVITY'S OBJECTIVE IS TO EDUCATE AND INFORM KENTUCKIANS ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AS DEFINED BY THE U.S. AND KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONS. STATISTICAL INFORMATION; DESCRIPTIONS OF ACTIVITIES -6,219 MEMBERS -947 DONORS -1,388 DONATIONS -18 ACLU-KY STAFF MEMBERS -59 LITIGATION DOCUMENTS FILED -26 DEMAND LETTERS AND OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS -32 CLIENTS REPRESENTED -60 DIRECTLY IMPACTED KENTUCKIANS MET WITH LEGISLATORS -318 BILLS MONITORED DURING THE 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY -2,703 EMAILS SENT TO LAWMAKERS BY ACLU-KY MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS -13 BILLS WERE AMENDED BY LAWMAKERS AFTER MEETING WITH ACLU-KY STAFF AND ADVOCATES -225,000 POSTCARDS SENT TO KENTUCKIANS WITH PAST FELONY CONVICTIONS LETTING THEM KNOW THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE "WE ARE PARTNERS IN THE FAIRNESS COALITION, WHICH HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF LOCAL NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCES FROM 3 TO 20 SINCE 2013. - THE ACLU OF KENTUCKY LED THE FIGHT TO END THE USE OF NO-KNOCK WARRANTS IN LOUISVILLE AFTER THE MURDER OF BREONNA TAYLOR AT THE HANDS OR LMPD OFFICERS. - FILED A LAWSUIT SEEKING THE RELEASE OF SIX MEDICALLY-VULNERABLE PEOPLE INCARCERATED AT KENTUCKY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC. - FILED A LAWSUIT THAT PRESSURED VOTING OFFICIALS TO DROP SEVERAL RESTRICTIVE REQUIREMENTS THAT WOULD HAVE PUT VOTERS AT DIRE AND UNNECESSARY RISK WHEN VOTING DURING THE PANDEMIC. - ACLU-KY'S LEGAL AND ADVOCACY TEAMS HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE 1-866-OUR-VOTE NATIONAL ELECTION PROTECTION COALITION TO ENSURE EVERY ELIGIBLE VOTER CAN CAST A BALLOT AND EVERY VOTE COUNTS. - OUR ADVOCACY TEAM HAS TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS DEDICATED TO GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORTS. OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, THEY'VE ENGAGED THE 175,000 KENTUCKIANS WITH PRIOR FELONY CONVICTIONS WHOSE VOTING RIGHTS WERE RESTORED BY GOVERNOR BESHEAR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER. WITH THE SUPPORT OF VOLUNTEERS, WE REACHED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF KENTUCKIANS BY LAUNCHING A PEER-TO-PEER TEXT MESSAGING PLATFORM AND TARGETED SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENTS. WE ALSO REACHED VOTERS THROUGH DIRECT MAIL, PRINT ADVERTISEMENTS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND TRANSIT ADS. - PEOPLE WITH DIRECT EXPERIENCES WITH THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM, AS WELL AS PREGNANCY, PARENTING, AND ABORTION, ARE LEADING ACLU-KY'S WORK IN THESE AREAS. 60 DIRECTLY IMPACTED KENTUCKIANS MET WITH LEGISLATORS DURING THE 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THEIR STORIES AND IDEAS FOR SOLUTIONS ARE CHANGING THE CONVERSATIONS IN COMMITTEE ROOMS AND ON THE HOUSE AND SENATE FLOORS. - WE FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT (LMPD) FOR THEIR REPEATED USE OF FORCE AND INTIMIDATION AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTERS. - DURING THE 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WE SUPPORTED THE MATERNAL CARE ACT. THIS LEGISLATION ADDRESSES THE RACIAL DISPARITIES IN MATERNAL MORTALITY BY TRACKING MATERNAL DEATHS, REQUIRING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR QUALIFIED DOULA CARE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING FOR PERINATAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.

Expenses
$635,830
Revenue
$290,677

LITIGATION OF CASES INVOLVING FIRST AMENDMENT, PRIVACY, REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM AND OTHER RIGHTS. THE ACLU LITIGATES A LIMITED NUMBER OF CASES THAT WILL HAVE A FAR-REACHING IMPACT ON CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES.

Expenses
$317,193
Revenue
$0

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