Kobe Clark (he/him), a high school student and activist from Illinois, participated in the 2021 National ACLU Advocacy Institute as this year’s Alex McCray Scholarship recipient.
As the leading civil rights and civil liberties organization in the Land of Lincoln, the ACLU of Illinois works constantly to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do in the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than an informed and engaged public citizenry. Knowledge is power.
The 2021 agenda of ACLU initiatives in Springfield was aggressive and far-reaching.
Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1063 into law, which ends criminal penalties for those living with HIV in Illinois, effective immediately.
Last summer, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Superintendent David Brown both spoke publicly to highlight a 20-person CPD task forced assigned to monitor social media posts by residents of the City.