Our Mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, including the freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process for all Utahns.
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About the ACLU of Utah
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's most prominent non-partisan guardian of freedom, with more than 1.5 million members and supporters and affiliate or national chapter offices in all fifty states and Puerto Rico. Since 1920, the ACLU has continuously worked tirelessly defending and preserving individual rights and liberties guaranteed to everyone in this country by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
The ACLU of Utah, chartered in 1958, operates through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at the state and local levels to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. We base our work on those principles outlined in the Bill of Rights.
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Our Priorities & Issue Areas include:
- Participatory Democracy
- Racial Justice
- Immigrants' Rights
- Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief
- Privacy & Technology
In addition, we continue our commitment to reforming Utah by:
- Promoting the Criminal Legal Reform
- Protecting the First Amendment
- Defending Reproductive freedoms
- Securing equality for all