"Equality before the law." Nebraska's motto. Our mission.

For over 50 years in Nebraska, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect the constitutional and individual rights of all people. With a nationwide network of offices and millions of members and supporters, we take up the toughest civil liberties fights. Beyond one person, party, or side — we the people dare to create a more perfect union.

The fundamental rights shared by all include:

  • Your First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
  • Your right to equal protection under the law - protection against unlawful discrimination.
  • Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
  • Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.

Since 1966, passionate Nebraskans who champion civil liberties have ensured the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is able to defend the fundamental rights of all Nebraskans. Nebraska is now home to over 5,000 ACLU financial supporters and over 15,000 activists who reside in every one of Nebraska's legislative districts. Join these supporters by becoming a member today.

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Nebraska is home to an nine-person staff, eighteen-member board of directors, partnerships with 50 attorneys, and dozens of volunteers and interns. Learn more about some of the incredible elected officials, attorneys, coalition partners and volunteers who have received an award from the ACLU of Nebraska.

To give us as many tools as possible to do this work, we are both a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization.

The ACLU of Nebraska is a proud member of the Community Services Fund of Nebraska.

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