American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico http://www.aclu-nm.org New Mexico's Guardian of Liberty since 1962 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:30:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ACLU: Family Detention is Wrong Regardless of Location http://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-family-detention-wrong-regardless-location/2014/11/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-family-detention-wrong-regardless-location/2014/11/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:30:35 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1813 Immigrant rights organizations to protest ongoing family detention on Thursday in Artesia, NM   ARTESIA, NM—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico condemned the U.S. government’s decision to continue detaining vulnerable mothers and children in a new,

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Job Announcement: Field Organizer http://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-field-organizer/2014/11/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-field-organizer/2014/11/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:33:19 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1812 OVERVIEW The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) seeks a dynamic and experienced Field Organizer to conduct grassroots and grasstops organizing activities designed to shift the cultural dialogue around reproductive freedom in New Mexico by dispelling the shame

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Job Announcement: Office Manager http://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-office-manager/2014/11/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/job-announcement-office-manager/2014/11/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:43:45 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1803 Office Manager Job Announcement   Overview The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) seeks a detail-oriented, organized, friendly and experienced Office Manager. The Office Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth daily operations of the office, this

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2013/2014 Annual Report http://www.aclu-nm.org/20132014-annual-report/2014/10/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/20132014-annual-report/2014/10/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:58:42 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1788 Click “Start Prezi” and press play on the introduction video to begin the 2013/2014 interactive Annual Report. For a better viewing experience, expand the report to full screen using the button on the lower right part of your Prezi screen.

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Local Singer/Songwriter Wins the Southwestern Chapter of the ACLU of New Mexico Songwriting Competition http://www.aclu-nm.org/local-singersongwriter-wins-the-southwestern-chapter-of-the-aclu-of-new-mexico-songwriting-competition/2014/10/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/local-singersongwriter-wins-the-southwestern-chapter-of-the-aclu-of-new-mexico-songwriting-competition/2014/10/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:19:38 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1797 SILVER CITY, NM– PETER CHASE an Albuquerqueresident, has been selected as the winner in the Southwestern Chapter of the ACLU-NM’s Annual Singer/Songwriter Competition.  He has performed at, Jamm Music Fest in Jemez Springs, Glenwoodstock and Soccorofest.  In 2008 he took

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Doña Ana County Resolution Promotes Public Safety for All Residents http://www.aclu-nm.org/dona-ana-county-resolution-promotes-public-safety-for-all-residents/2014/09/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/dona-ana-county-resolution-promotes-public-safety-for-all-residents/2014/09/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:08:21 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1785 LAS CRUCES, NM—Today, the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners voted and passed a resolution establishing the county as a “Safe Community for All Residents.” The resolution joins Doña Ana County with countless communities across the nation, including major

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Groups Sue U.S. Government over Life-Threatening Deportation Process against Mothers and Children Escaping Extreme Violence in Central America http://www.aclu-nm.org/groups-sue-u-s-government-over-life-threatening-deportation-process-against-mothers-and-children-escaping-extreme-violence-in-central-america/2014/08/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/groups-sue-u-s-government-over-life-threatening-deportation-process-against-mothers-and-children-escaping-extreme-violence-in-central-america/2014/08/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:17:33 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1777 WASHINGTON–The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and National Immigration Law Center today sued the federal government to challenge its policies denying a fair deportation process to mothers and children who

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Victory! Court Orders Removal of Ten Commandments Monument from Bloomfield City Hall http://www.aclu-nm.org/victory-court-orders-removal-of-ten-commandments-monument-from-bloomfield-city-hall/2014/08/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/victory-court-orders-removal-of-ten-commandments-monument-from-bloomfield-city-hall/2014/08/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:05:04 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1768 BLOOMFIELD, NM—Yesterday afternoon, District Court Judge James Parker ruled that the granite monument featuring the Ten Commandments installed on the lawn of Bloomfield City Hall violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment, and must be removed by the city

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ACLU and El Paso Hospital Settle Body Cavity Search Lawsuit for 1.1 Million http://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-and-el-paso-hospital-settle-body-cavity-search-lawsuit-for-1-1-million/2014/07/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/aclu-and-el-paso-hospital-settle-body-cavity-search-lawsuit-for-1-1-million/2014/07/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:12:28 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1759 El Paso hospital and doctors compensate New Mexico woman for their role in an illegal body cavity search performed at the border  EL PASO, TX—The University Medical Center of El Paso and emergency room physicians have paid a New Mexico

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ACLU’s Report on Police Militarization Finds Weapons and Tactics of War Used Disproportionately Against People of Color http://www.aclu-nm.org/aclus-report-on-police-militarization-finds-weapons-and-tactics-of-war-used-disproportionately-against-people-of-color/2014/06/ http://www.aclu-nm.org/aclus-report-on-police-militarization-finds-weapons-and-tactics-of-war-used-disproportionately-against-people-of-color/2014/06/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:04:54 +0000 http://www.aclu-nm.org/?p=1752 Report Shows Injustice, Suffering, Caused by SWAT Teams Deployed for Low-Level Police Work, Not Crises   NEW YORK – After obtaining and analyzing thousands of documents from police departments around the country, today the American Civil Liberties Union released the

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