We’re Hiring! ACLU of Montana is looking for a new Director of Advocacy and Policy

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY AND POLICY ACLU OF MONTANA   The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana (ACLU of Montana) seeks a sophisticated, dynamic team player with policy advocacy experience to fill the position of Director of Advocacy and Policy.  The Director of Advocacy and Policy is a member of the senior leadership team […]

ACLU of Montana asks Darby School Board “Don’t limit access to information”

On Wednesday, March 9, the Darby School Board will hold a special board meeting to discuss a planned school presentation on Islam by  University of Montana Professor Samir Bitar. There were several complaints after the presentation was announced.  At this point, the Darby School Board is requiring students to have a permission slip signed by […]

Week @ A Glance 2.26.2016

Week @ a Glance 2.26.2016  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: Jim Taylor did […]

Week @ A Glance 2.20.2016

Week @ a Glance 2.20.2016 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 was […]

Week @ A Glance 2.13.2016

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Week @ a Glance 2.13.2016 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:   Jim Taylor […]

Week @ A Glance 2.6.2016

Week @ a Glance 2.6.16  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: Legal Director Jim […]

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.

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“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 […]