The ACLU of Oklahoma is currently accepting nominations for the Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award.  The award will be presented at this year’s Bill of Rights Reception on January 19, 2013. The Angie Debo Award was established in 1977 to recognize those who have provided exceptional defense to the Bill of Rights throughout the year or throughout their lives. Nominations for these awards must be received by the affiliate office no later than Friday, November 16th. They may be mailed to the ACLU of Oklahoma at P O Box 1626, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1626 or emailed to Bryan Newell Nomination letters should be noRead More →

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma released the following statement:   “This is just another attempt, based in political fiction, to discriminate against people for no other reason than because of who they love. The idea that this legislation is needed to protect clergy from being forced to perform marriages they don’t agree with is an argument without any teeth. The military has chaplains of several faiths for the very purpose of accommodating the diversity of beliefs among the troops, and let’s be very clear– the Pentagon and the White House have both unequivocally stated that military chaplains are not required to perform sameRead More →

September 4, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director; (405 524-8511; OKLAHOMA CITY— Following a nationwide search, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma announced today that Brady Henderson will serve as the organization’s new Legal Director. As Legal Director, Henderson will serve the ACLU of Oklahoma by developing and managing an impact-driven program of legal advocacy centered on cases with significant implications for the civil liberties of Oklahomans. Prior to coming to the ACLU of Oklahoma, Henderson served as an Assistant District Attorney in Cleveland County, leading the office’s Family Violence Unit for many years. Since leaving State service, Henderson hasRead More →

Information Sought on How Cameras are Used by Police Agencies and How Data is Stored July 30, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director; (405) 524-8511; OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma sent requests today to the police departments and sheriffs departments of Oklahoma’s four largest cities—Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman and Lawton—and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety that demand information on how they use automatic license plate readers (ALPR) to track and record Oklahomans’ movements. ACLU affiliates in 37 other states sent the same request to law enforcement agencies in their states. In addition, the ACLU andRead More →