The ACLU exists for the sole purpose of extending the freedoms and rights guaranteed under our Constitution to every individual in this country, including those individuals whose voice would not otherwise be heard. Ruth Krugly, Chicago, IL
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The ACLU protects freedom of speech, assembly, association, petition, and press, including when we vehemently disagree with the message.
Who We Are We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization, dedicated to protecting freedom, liberty, equality and justice for all within the United States. With a membership of more than 23,000 across Illinois - a total of more than 550,000 across the nation - the ACLU accomplishes its goals through litigation, lobbying and education programs.