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...
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Political Speech Restrictions on Administrative Employees of the Federal Court System
“The government tried to ban ordinary employees from political activities that are central to our democracy, like publicly expressing views on candidates for office. That’s exactly the type of overreach the...
"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."
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.