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.

In 2021, we will be working on a broad range of issues before the Nebraska Legislature, encompassed in our new "ACLU 8" series. In addition to our work in the Legislature, the ACLU of Nebraska’s advocacy program is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing civil liberties whenever possible by influencing legislation, administrative rules, and in some cases – county and municipal ordinances. 

Federal congressional issues are handled primarily through ACLU's national office. Learn more about ACLU’s national slate of policy priorities. 

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The ACLU 8: Police Reform

The job of law enforcement is to protect and serve all of us but years of overpolicing and racism in policing show that white Nebraskans and Nebraskans of color too often have drastically different experiences.

January 29, 2021

The ACLU 8: Fix the Broken System

The police violence of 2020 has brought to the national stage what most Nebraskans of color experience daily: racial injustices across our criminal justice system. The color of your skin should never be a factor of whether you are allowed equal protection under the law.

January 29, 2021

The ACLU 8: Gender Justice

For far too long politicians have been forcing their beliefs into Nebraska households. Personal health care decisions – including decisions about abortion – belong to Nebraskans, their health care providers and their families, not politicians.

January 29, 2021

The ACLU 8: Sensible Drug Reform

In Nebraska, Black people are 3x more likely to be arrested for possession of marijuana than white people, even though all demographics use it at a similar rate. As we move to create real change though legislation, it is critical that we address one of the most significant drivers of racial injus

January 29, 2021

The ACLU 8: Economic Justice For All Of Us

COVID-19 put existing disparities on stark display. The public health crisis hurt people of color the hardest in Nebraska and nationwide as workplaces refused to implement basic pandemic protections.

January 27, 2021

The ACLU 8: Students' Rights

In a 1969 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said it explicitly: students do not "shed their constitutional rights" when they step into school.

January 27, 2021