Name

Juanita Ridge

In what ways are you involved with the ACLU of Kansas?
Volunteer/activist

What specific experience brought you to supporting the ACLU?
Kansas Smart Justice Agenda, Addressing Mass Incarceration in Kansas Prisons, Probation and Parole, Reforming Civil forfeiture laws, Drivers License Suspension, and Ban the Box.

As a Frontline Leader for Criminal Justice Reform joining efforts and resources is crucial to accomplish the task.

What issue(s) are you passionate about?
I am passionate about all the issues impacting the Criminal Justice System,

If you had a civil liberties magic wand, what issue would you make disappear - or resolve for good? 
Sentencing disparities impacting families of African Americans.

Tell us about your favorite fall or holiday season tradition.
I love the fall season with Thanksgiving and Christmas, as we enjoy our time with family and friends, preparing delicious meals together, and sharing the gift of love ❤️

What are you grateful for this season?
A home, family, and my relationship and walk with God. The love and support of strangers ❤️

Who's your favorite civil liberties champion?
Kiana Knolland my former Middle School Student [and ACLU of Kansas field organizer]. I'm so impressed with her life journey.

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