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. 

North Lyon County USD 251 Title IX Violations

The ACLU of Kansas has sent a letter to North Lyon County School District (USD 251) urging them to create policies and procedures protecting LGBTQ+ rights. On July 30, 2021, we sent a letter acknowledging their commitment to creating these policies.

July 7, 2021

UberEats: Displayed Name Policy and Risks to Transgender Drivers

On June 21, 2021 the ACLU of Kansas of Kansas sent a letter to UberEats imploring them to change a dangerous policy regarding trans drivers using thier app. Our client is a trans man who wanted his profile to reflect his correct name and pronouns.

June 22, 2021

City of Merriam RE: Panhandling Ordinance

In March 2021, the ACLU of Kansas and National Homelessness Law Center sent a letter to the Mayor Ken Sissom of Merriama and the City Council regarding a recently approved ordinance prohibiting pedestrians from standing on certain medians.

March 15, 2021

Kansas Supreme Court RE: Rejections of Requests for Name Change

On January 15, 2021, the ACLU of Kansas sent a letter to the Kansas Supreme Court to bring the Court's attention to the problem of county clerks refusing to accept pro se name change petitions filed by transgender youth and their families.

February 22, 2021