American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU)


EIN: 13-6213516 | CFC Number: 11890

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American Civil Liberties Union

Our Cause

We believe “We the People” means all of us.
The reality of our history is that this phrase excluded more people than it included when it was first written. We will not stop until America truly lives up to its promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.

We believe we all have the right to live free from prejudice and oppression.
No matter who we are; where we were born; what language we speak; how, whom, or if we worship; who we love; or how much money we have: Every one of us deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

We believe everyone has the right to express themselves openly.
The ACLU will defend everyone’s rights–even when it isn’t popular, even when no one else will. Because we’ve always understood that a violation of one person’s rights is a threat to all our rights.

We believe in holding government at all levels accountable to our nation’s highest ideals.
Freedom is not a foregone conclusion—and we must fight every day to protect and advance our rights and liberties. We believe in dissent and nonviolent resistance in the face of injustice.


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February 20, 2024

On March 8, #InternationalWomensDay, and throughout the month of March, Americans will celebrate the many achievements of women throughout history in art, athletics, business, government,…

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