The ACLU of Missouri mourns the loss of our former Board President, national board member and dear friend, Fred Epstein. A second-generation ACLU member and a long-time supporter, Fred ushered in one of the most productive periods in our affiliate’s history when he was named Board President in 1970. During his tenure, he secured our first full-time Executive Director, Joyce Armstrong, and oversaw the expansion of our legal work, which grew to include litigation with local and national impact. He continued to shepherd the organization through its many years of continued growth until 2006, when he retired from the board, though not from his position as elder statesman and resource for the affiliate.
Join us in celebrating Fred's life and the tremendous legacy he leaves behind.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is pleased that the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District recognized the ballot summary language proposed by the legislature would “mislead voters into believing that early voting will be allowed ‘in all general elections,’ even though such voting is subject to a significant contingency.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri said a vote by Missouri lawmakers to override Governor Nixon’s veto of HB 1307, which triples the forced delay period for a woman needing an abortion, will harm the health of Missouri women.