Lauren Regan is headed to Clearwater County MN, to argue the Necessity Defense along with co-counsel Tim Phillips of Minneapolis and Kelsey Skaggs, on behalf of brave Valve Turners, Emily and Annette Klapstein, and climate activist (and repeat CLDC client) Ben Joldersma. Two years ago they turned off 2 pipeline […]
Seeking interns for Fall 2018! We benefit greatly from our strong intern program, and continue to meet and work with amazing people because of it! In return for your work, we can provide class credit, resume building, skills and mentorship that will help you become stronger change makers. If you […]
Dear Members & Supporters,
As the President of the CLDC Board of Directors I am proud to start the new year at CLDC with a new office space and three new Directors on our Board of Directors. This year we are welcoming Sarah Alvarez, Cindy Cordova, and Kiran Oomen onto the […]
Become a trainer for the immigrant and/or activist community!
English and Spanish speakers needed!
In Lane County, across the state and the nation, our immigrant and activist communities are being targeted and suppressed by the Trump administration and law enforcement. We are seeing new policies rolling in to silence activists and clear […]
Here at the CLDC we are falling over with gratitude for the interns and law clerks who have helped, and continue to help, us carry the load. Our intern program continues, year after year, to bring us awesome, like-minded folks who are giving with their time and energy to help […]
Last week, the Trump Administration lost again in court. This time, the court rejected Trump’s attempt to withdraw federal funding from “sanctuary cities.” Sanctuary cities are those cities that do not require their local police departments to act as de facto federal immigration agents, but instead allow their police departments […]
Adopted June 1, 2017
Civil Liberties Defense Center Anti-Racist Statement
The Civil Liberties Defense Center affirms its commitment to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating all forms of racism and ethnic oppression. We focus on engaging and collaborating in organizing, educating, and providing legal support that challenges oppressive and unjust forces. We […]
By Kiran Oommen, CLDC Intern
I attended the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (NGCJAC) the first year it was put on. We were only out there a few days, not even a full week, but NGCJAC was easily one of the most important experiences of my teenage years. If […]
I wanted to share a short update from Standing Rock regarding a multitude of travesties that have occurred there this week. Unfortunately, things are only going to be getting more intense out there—both at Standing Rock and around the country. CLDC is about to hire a 3rd lawyer, […]
With the incoming Trump administration, the need for people to fight for civil liberties will be greater than ever before.
We will defend social and environmental justice activists as well as targeted communities such as immigrants, workers and communities of color. Help ensure CLDC can expand our crucial work by becoming […]