After her experience being incarcerated, Courtney Phillips is committed to spreading the word about trans people’s rights at the D.C. Jail. Read about her experience and how an ACLU-DC case settlement...
Join the Fight
As an organizer and immigrant, Veronica brings one overarching lesson with her to ACLU-D.C.: “We can build a better world,” she says, “and we can build it in our lifetimes.”
Depriving Washington, D.C. of statehood is immoral, unjust, and harms our democracy. And the problems don't stop there: Congressional control over D.C.’s budget and overreach into D.C.’s local policies has...
"This decision casts a shameful shadow, but We the People can and will do what it takes to get through this excruciating moment together."
“Making the Metro safer means increasing accessibility, reliability, and affordability of our transit system for everyone in the DMV...Increasing police would undermine our goal of transit safety."
Civil Rights Groups Push for Appeal to Hold Federal Officials Financially Accountable for Attack on Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Near White House
Request Follows Court’s Dismissal of Claims for 2020 Tear-Gassing and Beating of Demonstrators
We are demanding police-free schools! It’s simple: Invest in the social-emotional health and well-being of youth. We need increased mental health supports with development and support for qualified teachers to reduce reliance on permanent substitutes.
In the Courts
Jones v. District of Columbia
Deon Jones, a gay man, has been employed by the D.C. Dept. of Corrections for more than two decades, where he has endured pervasive acts of harassment based on his sexual orientation. The lawsuit describes how Sgt. Jones faced constant harassment from co-workers and incarcerated persons alike.