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, […]
Despite Trump’s executive order and memorandum to once again continue construction of several oil pipelines, efforts continue to block these process. The ACLU has filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of several lawsuits arguing that these pipelines violate religious rights and have the potential of causing irreparable harm to Indian tribal lands […]
After President Trump signed an order banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S., many travelers were detained and thousands are left questioning their options. Karyn Rotker of the Wisconsin ACLU joined the Buzz to talk about what’s being done to protect immigrants and inform them of their rights.
We begin the show with Larry Dupuis, legal director with the ACLU of Wisconsin, who recently filed a lawsuit challenging conditions at Wisconsin’s youth prison. Next, Esty is joined by organizers and speakers of the No Child Behind Bars tour, Amanda Weatherspoon and Nadya Tannous, and local activist Brandi Grayson. Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister […]