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Alicia
Gay
Alicia Gay is a senior communications strategist for the Center of Liberty at the national ACLU; this is her second tenure with the ACLU. Her past experience includes developing social media campaigns, creating extensive messaging platforms and conducting media outreach. Alicia has a B.A. in Public Policy from Brown University.

12 Days of Religious Liberty - Day 1

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 12:39pm
During what is often referred to as the holiday season, a variety of cultures and religions honor an equally diverse number of both religious and secular traditions. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Bodhi Day are just some of the religious holidays that are celebrated this time of year. And for many who don’t subscribe to a particular faith tradition, the season is still seen as an occasion to gather with friends and family.
Apple's Latest iPhone Has No Problem Pointing Users to Viagra, But Comes Up Blank on Birth Control, Abortion

Apple's Latest iPhone Has No Problem Pointing Users to Viagra, But Comes Up Blank on Birth Control, Abortion

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 4:32pm

The iPhone's Siri voice recognition software can help you get movie tickets and Chinese food, but what if you need an abortion?

Soldiering On: The Fight for Greater Equality in the Military Continues

Soldiering On: The Fight for Greater Equality in the Military Continues

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office & Alicia Gay, ACLU at 4:31pm

This Veterans' Day, we thank our service men and women for their dedication, and we celebrate the strides our country has made towards greater equality in the armed forces.

Your School Your Rights — Ending Sexual Violence

Your School Your Rights — Ending Sexual Violence

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 4:03pm

Each year, millions of school-aged children are victims of in-school violence, and approximately 81 percent of students experienced some form of sexual harassment during their school years. The epidemic of violence in schools isn't just tragic,…

The State Strategy: Abortion Foes Undermine Access to Health Care State-by-State

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 3:53pm

In a recent New York Times editorial, the Times highlights the mounting trend of efforts at the state level to make access to abortion care as onerous as possible for women. At the heart of the Times' argument is an ACLU case challenging a Kansas…

Military Women Deserve Equal Medical Care

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 5:08pm

This post is part of Mom's Rising's Blog Carnival on women's health and economic rights, held this week to commemorate the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington.

When Congress returns…

Creating a Safe Space in the Most Obvious Place: At Home

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 12:02pm

This post is part of Mom's Rising's Blog Carnival on women's health and economic rights, held this week to commemorate the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington.

As a little girl from Kansas…

Think You’re Covered? Think Again.

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 2:05pm

This post is part of Mom's Rising's Blog Carnival on women's health and economic rights, held this week to commemorate the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington.

If you were faced with…

ACLU Lens: The Truth Behind the Anti-Sharia Movement

ACLU Lens: The Truth Behind the Anti-Sharia Movement

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 2:52pm

Over the past few years, anti-Sharia organizations and politicians have introduced versions of anti-Sharia legislation in 26 states -- with some bills expressly singling out Sharia law for condemnation, and others sweeping Islamic law under broader…

Ozomatli Joins Marc Cohn for ACLU Gala

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 11:29am
Ozomatli, the multiethnic, L.A.-based band known for its diverse sound as well as its outspoken political convictions will be performing at the ACLU 2008 Membership Conference, in Washington, D.C. on June 9. The Grammy-award-winning group blends…
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