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Afghan Refugees Are Welcome Here

Today, with our sister affiliates in Maryland and Virginia, we have co-signed this statement offering solidarity with our Afghan neighbors and the DMV-area organizations working to support them and the refugees who settle in our region.

August 27, 2021

WMATA’s Proposed Transit Ban Will Harm Black and Brown Riders Most

The board is considering a proposal that gives MTPD unlimited discretion to suspend someone from Metro transit based on the officer’s accusation alone. We all want a safer transit system, but giving MTPD, a force known for being aggressive with riders of color, more power, is not the way.

July 27, 2021

What Juneteenth Means to Me

Managing Organizer Natacia Knapper reflects on the Juneteenth traditions of her youth, and what the holiday as a whole means to the Black community – both historically and culturally.

June 17, 2021 Racial Justice

A Guide for Formerly Incarcerated D.C. Residents

ACLU-DC Board member Courtney Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, has been on the frontlines of addressing the challenges returning citizens since his own reintegration back into society. He answered a few questions about the importance of this work.

May 21, 2021