NEW ORLEANS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana released the following statement on the death of Leonard Dreyfus, who was one of the founders of the New Orleans chapter of the ACLU.

“We are saddened to learn of the death of Leonard Dreyfus, who left an indelible mark on this organization and its mission,” said Alanah Odoms Hebert, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana. “Leonard dedicated his entire adult life to defending civil liberties and civil rights, and the ACLU of Louisiana stands as an enduring monument to his legacy. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones as they mourn the loss of a true champion for civil rights who never stopped fighting for the values of fairness and justice for all.”

Pictured at right: Steve Rubin (L) and Leonard Dreyfus (R), 2 of the 4 original founders of the New Orleans ACLU.

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