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Janna Farley,

October 16, 2023

WHAT:  Cody Schuler, ACLU of North Dakota advocacy manager, will host a happy hour in Bismarck for progressive advocates and changemakers to meet and connect with each other.
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19

WHERE: Laughing Sun Brewery, 1023 E. Front Ave., Bismarck

QUOTE: “Whether it’s free speech, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit rights, or voting rights, it’s important for progressive changemakers to talk about the issues they care about most, get to know each other, and build the collective power we need to make real change in North Dakota,” Schuler said. “Our democracy depends on people getting involved and staying engaged to help preserve and strengthen our constitutional rights and this is a great way to start.”


About the ACLU of North Dakota

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of North Dakota is part of a three-state chapter that also includes South Dakota and Wyoming. The team in North Dakota is supported by staff in those states.

The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.  In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women and LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit communities. The ACLU of North Dakota carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of North Dakota.