ACLU of Florida Debuts Spanish Language Website

February 2, 1999 12:00 am

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Tuesday, February 2, 1999

MIAMI–The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today announced the launch of a new Spanish language component of its award-winning website.

The website features ACLU “briefing papers” on important civil liberties and human rights issues and instructs browsers on how to obtain assistance from the ACLU in defending their constitutional rights.

“Language should not be a barrier to understanding your constitutional rights,” said Jessica Connor, ACLU of Florida Public Education Coordinator. “South Florida is perhaps the most culturally and linguistically diverse community in America ,” she added, “and we believe it is important to make available information on how the Bill of Rights and the Constitution helps everyone.”

The ACLU said it hopes to quickly expand information available on the site and add a Creole component.

Briefing papers on a variety of civil liberties and human rights topics are available in Spanish on the ACLU web site, including material on the history of the bill of rights, affirmative action, religious freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of expression in the arts and entertainment, reproductive choice, the rights of immigrants and the rights of the disabled. Also available is a copy of the Bill of Rights, a wallet sized “Your Rights When Stopped by the Police,” and information on how to join the ACLU.

Those who wish to receive copies of any item in Spanish may do so by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the ACLU of Florida, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 215, Miami, FL 33137.

Read the Spanish version of this release and other ACLU documents on the ACLU of Florida website at

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