Brandan "BMike" Odums's StudioBe, photographed by Jeremy Tauriac

During a time of immense highs and lows, the ACLU of Louisiana worked alongside community members to end mass incarceration and protect vulnerable people from COVID-19. We took part in the largest protest movement in American history and challenged racist policing across the state. And in November, we voted like our rights depended on it, electing a progressive prosecutor in Orleans Parish, and turning the page on an arduous chapter in American history. Amid a devastating pandemic, the Movement for Black Lives, and the election of our lifetimes, the ACLU of Louisiana worked to protect lives and safeguard democracy.

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that Louisianians are stronger and more resilient than we could have imagined.