Week @ A Glance 1.22.2015

Week @ a Glance 1.22.16    The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana. Last week, in addition to our ongoing litigation and public policy work, our staff also: Caitlin spoke […]

Week @ A Glance 1.16.2016

Week @ a Glance 1.16.2016    The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana. Last week, in addition to our ongoing litigation and public policy work, our staff also: Legal Director Jim Taylor […]

Governor Bullock issues executive order prohibiting LGBT discrimination in state contracts; encourages private businesses to do the same.

Photo credit: Montana Human Rights Network

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King Jr. Today, Montana Governor Steve Bullock celebrated the legacy of  Rev. Martin Luther King Jr  leadership  as he signed an executive order that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as pregnancy and childbirth  for state […]

Freedom of Religion: A shield or a sword?

January 16th is Freedom of Religion Day and in his annual proclamation today, President Obama said “When the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was adopted on January 16, 1786, it formed a blueprint for what would become the basis for the protection of religious liberty enshrined in our Constitution. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the statute […]

Week @ A Glance 1.8.2016

Week @ a Glance 1.8.2016    The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana. Last week, in addition to our ongoing litigation and public policy work, our staff also:   Caitlin Borgmann interviewed […]

Week @ A Glance 12.12.15

Billings residents show interfaith support for local Muslims

Week @ a Glance 12.12.15  The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana. Last week, in addition to our ongoing litigation and public policy work, our staff also: Attended the meeting […]

Week @ A Glance 12.5.15

Standing Strong Together -  Caitlin Borgmann, ACLU of Montana Executive Director, and Martha Stahl, CEO of Planned Parenthood, at a recent candlelight vigil in Billings

Week @ a Glance 12.5.15    The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana. Last week, in addition to our ongoing litigation and public policy work, our staff also: Attended the […]

Week @ A Glance 11.28.15

NZ departure letter

Week @ A Glance 11.28.15 The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana. It is with mixed feelings that we are announcing the resignation of our Public Policy Director, Niki Zupanic. […]

Week @ A Glance 11.21.15

Week @ A Glance 11.21.15 The mission of the ACLU of Montana is to defend, preserve and advance civil liberties. We accomplish this through litigation, legislation and public advocacy on multiple issues in the state of Montana.   Last week, in addition to our ongoing litigation and public policy work, our staff also:   Attended […]

Commissioner strikes balance on campaign finance that protects civil liberties

By Niki Zupanic, Public Policy Director, ACLU of Montana This past session, the legislature passed and the Governor signed into law SB 289, known as the “Disclose Act.” The new law revises and adds new campaign finance reporting laws. The Commissioner of Political Practices has been working on adopting new rules to implement the new […]