ACLU of Minnesota Representing DemocracyNow! Team

We *heart* the ACLU of Minnesota. Our affiliate office in St. Paul has been fighting tirelessly for free speech in the midst of what appears to be a huge government crackdown on civil liberties at the RNC, including coordinating legal defense for tons of people swept up in the mass arrests there.

Notably, they’ve coordinated legal counsel for Amy Goodman, host of DemocracyNow!, and two of that show’s producers who were arrested for trying to do their jobs. Goodman was released on misdemeanor charges three hours after her arrest, while the producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, were held longer and charged with felony intent to riot. Those charges were suspended pending investigation. The ACLU of Minnesota is calling for all charges against Goodman, Kouddous and Salazar to be dropped.

John Lundquist, an ACLU volunteer attorney with Fredrikson and Byron P.A., is counsel for Goodman, Kouddous and Salazar.

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Sherry Mitchell...

I wasn't going to renew my membership and then I saw that ACLU is looking into the arrests at the RNC. I renewed immediately. Thanks for the prompt action.

Jay Longley

The ACLU's work in protecting the rights of those arrested in Minnesota is just the latest reason that I am proud to be a dues-paying member of the ACLU.

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