ACLU flexes lobbying muscle outside of court, outspends traditional powerhouses


The American Civil Liberties Union has battled Kris Kobach in and out of court this year.

The ACLU’s court case against the Kansas secretary of state’s proof-of-citizenship requirements for would-be Kansas voters was well known to many, making national newspaper headlines throughout March.

What was lesser known was the ACLU’s political battle against Kobach on the communications front, where it fought to unravel the citizenship requirement with legislation.

Not typically a big spender when it lobbies at the Kansas statehouse, the ACLU opened up its wallet this year, dropping $13,500 on communications efforts . . .


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