Letters to Officials

The ACLU of Kansas exhausts all possible options before pursuing litigation, which is a last resort. Writing open letters to public officials holds them accountable and can often resolve issues without getting the courts involved. 

Letter to Gov. Kelly RE: COVID-19 Response Planning 

As Kansas manages the presence of COVID-19 within its borders, we hope that you will consider the ACLU of Kansas as a resource in your work to develop and implement a response plan that protects the health, safety, and civil liberties of all Kansans. 

March 13, 2020

Letter to City of Lawrence RE: Anti-Camping Ordinance.

We urge you to immediately cease all enforcement of the city’s camping ordinance against houseless individuals, including the automatic seizure and destruction of personal property without due process of law.

December 20, 2019

Letter to the Kansas Prisoner Review Board RE: Proposed Regulatory Changes

Thank you for your willingness to meet with us last week to discuss our constitutional concerns with Prisoner Review Board practices for juvenile applicants seeking parole release. Per your invitation, we write to provide a set of regulatory proposals that would correct these constitutional errors.

May 7, 2019

ACLU Open Letter to Gov.-Elect Laura Kelly

As your administration sets its priorities and direction for Kansas, we encourage you to take steps to actively defend the values of freedom, justice, and equality that we share as Americans.

November 6, 2018