Since the election, we have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from across the country -- and from right here in Missouri. Countless numbers of you joined us as members, made generous contributions and signed up to volunteer.
Here is exactly where your support is going, and how we will use it to help protect the rights of every Missourian:
A federal judge ruled today in favor of a new, cumulative voting system for the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s process for electing school board members. Earlier this year, the judge found the school district was in violation of the Voting Rights Act after a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.
“An at-large cumulative voting system will afford African American voters in Ferguson-Florissant School District a genuine opportunity to exercise an electoral power that is commensurate with its population,” wrote U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel in the decision.
An appeals court confirmed the Missouri Department of Corrections knowingly violated the Sunshine Law when it refused to provide information related to the state’s execution witness selection process to the ACLU of Missouri.
“As the state auditor’s recent look at sunshine law compliance found, it is not uncommon for government agencies to ignore the law,” said ACLU of Missouri Legal Director Tony Rothert. “Transparency is essential to the people being able to trust how their government functions.”
A Missouri court upheld the right to reproductive liberty today in a decision supported by the ACLU of Missouri.
“Our constitution guarantees the right to liberty and privacy,” said Jeffrey Mittman, ACLU of Missouri Executive Director. “Individuals have the right to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into intimate matters, including the decision to have – or not to have – another child with an ex-spouse.”