We can never bring back the lives lost to this crisis or restore the precious time it has taken, but lawmakers do have the power to prevent these tragedies in the future and restore the promise of “innocent until proven guilty.” They must use it.
What Happened to "Innocent Until Proven Guilty"? House Bill 46 Would Take a First Step Toward Ending Louisiana’s Pretrial Incarceration Crisis
Right now if you are arrested in Louisiana, you can sit in jail for months before a prosecutor even looks at evidence, speaks to witnesses, or reviews police reports.
During Black History Month the ACLU of Louisiana is celebrating and lifting up the contributions and resilience of the Black Louisianans of every generation who have demanded justice, confronted white supremacy, and fought to create a more perfect union for everyone
When people around the world rose and demanded racial justice in 2020, they stood on the shoulders of generations of activists and organizers who had marched, fought, and died for the cause of Black lives.
It is an undisputed fact that our country systematically denied Black people the right to vote for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, it's a fact that the Lafayette Library Board does not want its community to hear.
We have an ambitious, multi-pronged agenda fueled by our deep commitment to empower communities of color and dismantle racial injustice, which will need every ounce of your heart’s support.