The ACLU of North Carolina works in the North Carolina General Assembly and local communities to defend and advance the civil rights and civil liberties of all North Carolinians. When the state legislature is in session, we review every bill for its potential impact on civil liberties and often conduct advocacy on dozens of pieces of legislation at any given time.

The 2021-2022 long session began on January 13, 2021, and is currently ongoing but with modifications to adjust to the current public health crisis concerns. 

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HB 370 - Require Sheriff Cooperation with ICE

The ACLU of North Carolina opposes HB 370, an anti-immigrant bill that circumvents the local authority of sheriffs by requiring them to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and assist in the federal government’s deportation pipeline or face financial penalties.
March 19, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

HB 28 - Prohibit Abortions After 13 Weeks

The ACLU of North Carolina opposes this bill because it would make abortions less accessible by decreasing the amount of time a person has to receive abortion care. Under this legislation, abortions would be banned after 13 weeks of gestation.

March 14, 2019 Reproductive Freedom

HB 135 - Government Immigration Compliance

Background: In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 318, an anti-sanctuary law that prohibits government officials from accepting consular or community issued IDs and the adoption of sanctuary city ordinances. Anti-immigrant HB 135 seeks to expand this law.

February 27, 2019 Immigrants' Rights