Resources

Links

Online Organizing

The ACLU of Wisconsin maintains a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter to engage civil libertarian activists through social media. Currently, the ACLU uses social media to help with projects monitoring police misconduct, racial profiling, election protection, and other civil liberties issues.

Milwaukee ACLU Chapter Facebook group
Chippewa Valley ACLU Chapter Facebook group
I Read Banned Books - Wisconsin Facebook group
Education Resources

Find resources for discussing education policy here.

Wisconsin Dept of Justice Safe Schools Legal Resource Manual
One piece of the puzzle in keeping our schools safe is for school administrators, teachers, and child protective service professionals, to be fully aware of their legal rights and obligations.
ACLU Statewide Student Alliance Facebook Group

Keep up with our student alliances around Wisconsin on Facebook!

ACLU Statewide Student Alliance on Twitter

Documents

Intake Form
Milwaukee Know Your Rights Card

A guide for Milwaukee-area residents to help educate them about their rights in law enforcement encounters.

Madison Know Your Rights Card
Questions for Parents to Ask About Sex Education

Parents are the best advocates for the quality of their children’s education. The new comprehensive sexuality education law has provisions for parents to ask questions about sex ed classes, curriculum and teachers at their school. The following questions are for parents to ask their children’s school leadership about how they are complying with the new, higher standards for comprehensive sexuality education.

Do you use public transportation in Milwaukee? Tell us your story.

Whether or not you can come to the December 3, 2012 public forum on Milwaukee's transit crisis, you can still tell us your story about why your family depends on public transportation in the city. Download the form here.

Voting Rights Resources

A citizen's right to vote is one of the most basic rights in a democracy. That's why the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation works to ensure that the right to vote is protected and that voters can cast their ballot without misinformation, intimidation or barriers. Knowing your rights and the law is an important step - download our 2012 voting rights materials or learn more about how Wisconsin's law barring people with felony convictions from voting post-incarceration is an important racial justice issue of our time.

Voting Know Your Rights Nov 2012 - English

Know Your Voting Rights for Election Day—November 6, 2012

Know Your Voting Rights - tri-fold brochure

This tri-fold brochure has more frequently asked questions and tips on how to avoid hassles at the polls.

Unlock the Vote Wisconsin report

Wisconsin law bars individuals with felony convictions from voting while incarcerated or while on probation, parole or extended supervision.  This stops an estimated 62,000 citizens with felony convictions from voting.  Learn why this is a problem by reading the ACLU's Unlock the Vote Wisconsin report.

Voting with a Criminal Conviction in Wisconsin (4-card)

This postcard clears up any confusion voters may have about who can and cannot vote with a criminal conviction. Those who have been convicted of a felony can vote after they are "off paper," or through with all incarceration, probation/parole or extended supervision. This document is ideal to send to professional printers.

Voting with a Criminal Conviction in Wisconsin (2-card)

This postcard clears up any confusion voters may have about who can and cannot vote with a criminal conviction. Those who have been convicted of a felony can vote after they are "off paper," or through with all incarceration, probation/parole or extended supervision. This document is ideal for photocopiers.

Students: Know Your Voting Rights - Nov. 2012

Student citizens can vote at their family's residence or at their Wisconsin college residence. This one-page FAQ is geared for students who have questions about registration and casting their ballot.

Voting Know Your Rights Nov 2012 - Arabic
Voting Know Your Rights Nov 2012 - Spanish
Voting Know Your Rights Nov 2012 - Urdu
Police Attitudes Survey
Hero, whistleblower, dissident, traitor?

An article on whisteblowing written by ACLU of Wisconsin communications director Sarah Karon for Next Act Theatre's August 2013 newsletter.

ACLU of Wisconsin amicus brief - Appling v. Walker

An amicus brief filed by the ACLU of Wisconsin on October 11, 2013 in the case Appling v. Walker.

Youth Social Justice Forum XIV Book
Voting Rights Act Hearing Testimony - Feb 25, 2014

Testimony submitted for the Minnesota and Wisconsin hearing of the National Commission on Voting Rights, to address proposed changes to the Voting Rights Act in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder. Submitted on Feb. 25, 2014, by Karyn Rotker, ACLU of Wisconsin senior staff attorney, on behalf of the ACLU of Wisconsin and the Legal Committee of Wisconsin Election Protection.

Amended Complaint - Wolf and Schumacher v. Walker

On February 27, 2014, the ACLU of Wisconsin filed a preliminary injunction and amended complaint in its February 3 federal lawsuit challenging the Wisconsin ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The original suit was filed on behalf of four same-sex couples; the amended complaint added four additional couples.

Hydrogen Jukebox Audience Guide

A guide for audiences attending Hydrogen Jukebox, a chamber opera by composer Philip Glass and poet Allen Ginsberg, performed by the Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee.

Love Wins 8.5x11 Poster
Love Wins 11x17 Poster
Decision Day Milwaukee Flyer
Decision Day Madison Flyer