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For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been on the forefront of defending, preserving, and advancing the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee every person in this country. Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, pursuing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or access to women’s healthcare, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues. With more than 4 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights.

The ACLU is a network of national and state affiliate offices filing cases in both state and federal courts. In addition, our Washington Legislative Office lobbies Congress to pass bills that advance or defend civil liberties and defeat those that do not, and our affiliates work in state houses across the country to do the same. The ACLU also uses strategic communications to engage and organize grassroots supporters and advocates on the most pressing civil liberties issues of our time. ... Read More

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