The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

These rights include:

  • Your first amendment rights
    Freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
  • Your right to equal protection under the law
    protection against unlawful discrimination.
  • Your right to due process
    Fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or your property is at stake.
  • Your right to privacy
    Freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.



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