A collage that displays how the ACLU shows up when it matters most. The collage includes photos of Black Lives Matter signs, the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol, and more.

We Show Up: Coming Together to Fight For Civil Rights and Liberties

For over 100 years, the ACLU has been showing up in the courts, in the streets, and in the halls of power to defend the rights that the Constitution guarantees to everyone.

In the past year alone, the ACLU community fought to secure abortion rights in Michigan, defended trans youth from political attacks in Arkansas and Texas, and blocked Florida from censoring lessons about race and gender in college classrooms. With the support of our members, supporters, volunteers, and staff, we will keep showing up whenever civil rights and civil liberties are under attack.

A Spotlight on How We Show Up for Free Speech

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Here’s how we’re working alongside educators and students in Florida to fight against classroom censorship in their state.

Where We Show Up

Every day, ACLU lawyers, advocates, volunteers, and members are on the ground in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico protecting civil rights and civil liberties.

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