American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas

We the people dare to create a more perfect union

aka ACLU Foundation of Kansas   |   Mission, KS   |  www.aclukansas.org

Mission

The mission of the ACLU of Kansas is to protect and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of every individual in Kansas regardless of creed, race, religion, gender identification, or class. Across the spectrum of our issues, the ACLU targets policies and practices that impede the ability of historically disenfranchised communities to empower themselves, gain, and retain an equal footing in society. Communities which have historically suffered infringements of constitutional rights and liberties include people of color, women, immigrants, people who identify as LGBTQ+, prisoners, people with disabilities, and the poor. Ensuring that all people receive truly equal treatment under the law has been a focus of the ACLU’s work since its founding.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Micah W. Kubic

Main address

P.O. Box 917

Mission, KS 66201 USA

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Formerly known as

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri

EIN

43-0926406

NTEE code info

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The ACLU of Kansas is dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all people living in Kansas. We work in the state legislature, the courts, and local communities to ensure that those who threaten the civil liberties of Kansans are met with stark resistance. We work for policy change to expand and strengthen civil liberties, provide legal counsel, and act as an ally and an advocate for people who are denied the rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our current efforts are focused on serving and defending reproductive rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, First Amendment rights, immigrant rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform, and privacy rights.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Voting Rights/Citizen Participation

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU of Kansas works to protect the right to vote through public education, advocacy and litigation – fighting voter suppression, combatting partisan gerrymandering, encouraging voter turnout, and hosting an Election Protection hotline for voters experiencing issues at Kansas polls.

Population(s) Served

The ACLU of Kansas seeks to end excessively harsh criminal legal policies that result in mass incarceration and racial injustice, and stand in the way of a fair and equal society.

To overhaul our deeply racist criminal legal system, we advocate for:
• clemency to release prisoners who deserve justice,
• probation/parole reform which stops the revolving prison door for people who commit non-criminal technical violations, and
• the decriminalization of poverty through the reduction and/or elimination of court fines and fees.

Population(s) Served

To bring an end to racist, violent policing and to improve public safety, we must reduce the unfettered power afforded to police. The ACLU of Kansas works to hold Kansas police departments accountable for racist practices, challenging unconstitutional stop-and-search policies and “gang” lists which unfairly and disproportionately target communities of color.

Population(s) Served

The ACLU of Kansas works to protect a person’s right to make personal, private decisions about pregnancy and abortion without political interference. We strive to ensure that every person, regardless of wealth, has the opportunity to make a real decision about whether and when to have a child.

Population(s) Served

Racial justice permeates every civil liberties issue we tackle. Despite America’s founding promise of equal justice for all, the forced removal of indigenous peoples and the institution of slavery marked the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free.

The ACLU of Kansas aims to create a world where “we the people” truly means all of us. This means centering anti-racism in every program strategy, dismantling societal institutions rife with inequities, and working to repair centuries of harm inflicted on communities of color.

Population(s) Served

The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

Population(s) Served

Protecting free speech means protecting a free press, the democratic process, diversity of thought, and so much more. The ACLU has worked since 1920 to ensure that freedom of speech is protected for everyone.

Population(s) Served

The ACLU strives to safeguard the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by ensuring that laws and governmental practices neither promote religion nor interfere with its free exercise.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1971

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Estes

Local Investment Commission (LINC)

Term: 2019 - 2022

Leslie Bissell

Retired Paralegal

Jim Bell

Retired Attorney

Amii Castle

University of Kansas, School of Law

Bob Eye

Kauffman & Eye

Mark Johnson

Dentons US LLP

Lon Lewis

Retired Veterinarian

Raymond Rico

Garcia Immigration Law Firm, LLC

Brad Stuewe

Retired Physician

Annie Tietze

Retired State Representative

Brandi Fisher

ThoughtPartners LLC

Joy Springfield

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Marie Woodbury

Retired Attorney

Liz Hueben

Disability Rights Center

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/08/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.