Tucker Griffin Barnes is pleased to announce Andre A. Hakes
(firm partner) has become one of the newest board members of the ACLU of Virginia. The ACLU of Virginia is a private, non-profit organization that uses lobbying, litigation and public education to promote civil liberties and civil rights in the state. They are an affiliate of the national ACLU, with whom they share resources and expertise.
The principal mission of the ACLU of Virginia is to protect the constitutionally mandated freedoms that government tends to erode, and to advance rights clearly intended by our Constitution, but never fully implemented in our society.
The ACLU has filed more than 300 lawsuits in Virginia over the last 40 years, and with each successful case they have advanced the cause for freedom and equality. Because these cases required financial resources and legal expertise not available to the average citizen, it is safe to say that only a handful would have made it to the courtroom without the ACLU’s assistance. In addition, hundreds of other threats to civil liberties have been resolved with the mere threat of litigation by the ACLU or through our public education efforts.
There are over 500,000 ACLU members nationwide with 9,000 of them living in Virginia.
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