Shannon Andrews just helped bring comprehensive health care coverage to transgender state employees across Wisconsin. Even more reassuring, she proved that average Americans understand that discrimination against transgender people comes with a cost.
At any given time, the ACLU of Wisconsin has thirty to forty active matters on its litigation docket. From municipalities infringing on individuals' free speech rights, to schools not taking race-based bullying seriously, to broader statewide issues.
Among the issues we work on are freedom of speech, freedom of religion, privacy, discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, police misconduct, censorship in school or libraries, fairness in application of school discipline, access to government documents, inhumane jail and prison conditions, and other issues of fair treatment by government.