Though this may seem like a bleak picture I’m painting of LGBTQ+ Kansans’ experiences, it’s important that we remember it does not have to be this way. In fact, most Kansans want to protect LGBTQ+ people—67% of Kansans support LGBTQ+ non-discrimination protections.September 1, 2022
Kansas voters shocked the nation in the August election, resoundingly rejecting a state constitutional amendment that would have turned back the clock on women’s rights, bodily autonomy, and abortion access.
Of course this is cause for celebration – but guardedly so.August 17, 2022
Four of our women clemency clients between them have started a hospice program, worked in the dog training program, and completed dozens of classes. They all deserve consideration for release. They deserve justice.November 16, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform
As two of our Clemency Project clients, Joseph Jones and Dominic Holder, are released from prison after being granted clemency, they know better than the rest how important home really is.August 6, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform
Last week, Governor Kelly granted executive clemency to eight Kansans, including three ACLU of Kansas clients. This news came over a year after we started the Clemency Project.July 3, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform
Last year, the ACLU of Kansas launched the Clemency Project, and we’ve filed 108 applications for Clemency with Governor Kelly’s Office. Sharon Brett, Legal Director at the ACLU of Kansas, answers frequently asked questions about the project.June 15, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform