The nation's foremost defender of civil liberties. Defends constitutional rights. Upholds free speech, religious liberty, equality, privacy, due process. Protects minorities, women, immigrants, the poor.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU)
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Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., and brings together the country’s largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists to advance justice, equality, and freedom for all.
Combining litigation with grassroots organizing and mobilization, advocacy, and lobbying, the ACLU works at the local, state, and federal levels to protect and expand people’s rights. The ACLU tackles a vast array of issues, including free speech; reproductive freedom; women’s rights; separation of church and state; racial justice; privacy; equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; voting rights; immigrants’ rights; criminal justice reform; and ending the death penalty. The ACLU has participated in more cases at the U.S. Supreme Court than any other nongovernmental organization.