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Request ACLU Legal Observers

Jul 17, 2018

If your organization is planning a protest, demonstration, rally or other type of free speech event, in or around Salt Lake County, you may request ACLU of Utah legal observers to witness and document interactions between event participants and law enforcement officers. It is important to note that our legal observers will not intervene in the event of law enforcement misconduct or civil rights violations, but will document such misconduct for later review and possible action.

Creating Safety For Gender Diverse Youth In Schools (7/12/18)

Jul 09, 2018

We have teamed up with the Utah Pride Center to create a special training, led by trans advocates and trans youth, about creating safe learning environments for trans students in Utah schools. Thursday, July 12, 5-8pm, Utah Pride Center, 1380 Main Street, SLC

Historic June 2018 Primary Election in San Juan County, UT

Jun 22, 2018

On Tuesday June 26th voters in San Juan County, Utah will go to the polls to cast their votes in a historic primary election. This will be the first election using new district boundaries for the county commission and school board. These new districts were created after a lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation successfully challenged the previous district boundaries.

Families Belong Together

Jun 20, 2018

With nearly 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents in just six weeks alone, there is an unprecedented human rights disaster unfolding at our border. The ACLU of Utah has created this resource page to provide information including action alerts and upcoming rallies and protests in Utah.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Outreach Fellow

Jun 15, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah seeks to hire a full-time Community Outreach Fellow to build community connections and empower individuals to advance civil liberties and individual freedoms statewide. This position is funded for one year.

Youth Leadership and Activism Conference (6/23/18)

Jun 15, 2018

Unviersity of Utah, Salt Lake City.  Free and open to ages 14-19. Come learn practical activism skills! 

We were "Open To All" at the Utah Pride Parade

Jun 01, 2018

The ACLU of Utah was proud to join Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives, Planned Parenthood and the Utah Coalition of La Raza, at the front of the Utah Pride Parade through downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

ACLU of Utah Sues Daggett County Jailers and State Corrections Officials Over Pattern of Abuse

May 15, 2018

The lawsuit on behalf of Dustin Porter and Steven Drollette (“Plaintiffs”) seeks damages and injunctive relief for a pattern of severe cruelty against them while they were incarcerated at the Daggett County Jail. In their complaints, the Plaintiffs describe being shocked with a Taser for guards’ entertainment, being attacked by police dogs, being physically assaulted, being threatened with a gun, and being denied medical and mental health care, among other instances of abuse.