Overview of the ACLU 

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.

About the ACLU of Utah

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

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About our Staff

The ACLU of Utah has a wide range of highly qualified staff members dedicated to our mission and ready to protect the civil rights and liberties of all people living and visiting Utah.

Meet the ACLU of Utah staff

About Our Structure and Funding

The ACLU of Utah comprises two separate corporate entities: the ACLU of Utah Union and the ACLU of Utah Foundation. The ACLU of Utah receives no government funding. We are supported by nearly 7,000 Utahns membership dues, private donations, small foundation grants, and court-awarded legal fees.

Help us defend and expand the principles and freedoms that truly make our nation great by becoming a member of the ACLU of Utah or making a tax-deductible donation to the ACLU of Utah Foundation!

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