Today’s show is all about civil disobedience: the history and practice, strategies, and its role in public and political life. Our guests for the hour are from the ACLU of Wisconsin: Emilio De Torre, director of community engagement, and Molly Collins, advocacy director. We begin with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, […]
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks to Jan about the recent Republican-led Wisconsin legislature’s efforts to strip away powers of the incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers and other incoming elected officials.
A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union and The University of Chicago Law School details widespread abuse of immigrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Today on the show, host Esty Dinur speaks with two lawyers who helped author the report. Mitra Ebadolahi is Border Litigation Project Staff Attorney at ACLU of San Diego […]
Carousel Bayrd speaks with Chris Ott, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, about the three ‘riot’ bills currently in legislation, Senate Bill 303, 304, and 305 and Assembly Bills 395, 396, and 397. These bills would lower the threshold for the legal definition of a riot to “a public disturbance” that involves “at […]
WORT-FM is proud to be a media sponsor for the ACLU fundraiser at the High Noon on Wed. June 28 from 6:30-9:30 pm. This event is also a release party for Songs of Resistance, the fourth CD by local folk rock band The Whiskey Farm. All proceeds from the door will go to the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. […]
Since the election of President Trump, the American Civil Liberties Union has experienced a surge of membership and donations across the country. The ACLU reports that it has collected over $80 million since November. As it nears it’s 97th birthday, the civil rights advocate finds itself with plenty of work to do. Here in Wisconsin, […]