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Contact: Lynette Kalsnes, lkalsnes@aclu-mn.org or (612) 274-7785

April 9, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

ACLU-MN RALLIES AT CAPITOL FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, IMMIGRANT DRIVER’S LICENSES

SAINT PAUL – Members of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota will rally at the state Capitol Rotunda Wednesday to raise their voices in favor of:

• Restoring the vote (HF 40/SF 856).

• Reforming the criminal justice system by ending escalating fines and fees and driver’s license suspensions that disproportionately hurt those who can least afford them (HF 1060/SF 1375; HF 1061/SF 1376) .

• Supporting immigrant driver’s licenses (HF 1500).

• Capping probation to stop racial and geographic disparities in probationary sentencing and decrease reincarceration for minor technical violations (HF 689/SF 1606).

What: American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Lobby Day

When: 10 a.m. WEDNESDAY, April 10

Speakers:

  • Rep. John Lesch
  • Rep. Carlos Mariani
  • Rep. Eric Lucero
  • Sen. Scott Dibble
  • Leah Jackson, impacted person, fines and fees
  • Tierre Caldwell, impacted person, probation reform and Restore the Vote

Where: State Capitol Rotunda

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