The ACLU fights for our rights and our dignity. They do the things that I don't have the time, energy, or power to do on my own. United within the ACLU, we are stronger than working alone.
Marsha Woodbury, Urbana, 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.