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2015 ACLU Bill of Rights Celebration
May 18, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$50
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American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin :: 2015 Bill of Rights Celebration
Monday, May 18, 2015—11:30 AM-1:00 PM
The Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street, Madison
$50 per person ($25 is tax-deductible)
RVSP by May 11th—please return the enclosed card, call Marion Ecks at (414) 272-4032, ext 218,
Or online at aclu-wi.org/event/bill-rights-celebration-2015
All proceeds benefit the education and litigation programs of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation.
Join us as we honor this year’s winners of the Bill of Rights Awards
Lifetime Achievement: The League of Women Voters, our invaluable partners in Election Protection. The League was formed in 1920 by the suffragists who fought for decades to win the right to vote for women. The League is now an organization of both women and men, with a presence in all 50 states.
Civil Libertarians of the Year: Eight courageous couples, the plaintiffs in Wolf v. Walker who brought marriage equality to Wisconsin.
Youth Civil Libertarian of the Year: Kavon Jones, a young man who grew up in the ACLU student alliance program, learned how to express himself in a positive way through poetry and spoken word, and now teaches poetry to 8th graders.
Volunteer Attorneys of the Year: We could not have done the Voter ID case without the unstinting contributions of lawyers from Dechert LLP. Neil Steiner, Angela Liu, Craig Falls, and Diane Princ played central roles in the litigation, from the early stages of working with experts, through discovery, and culminating in an intense two-week trial and appeals.