The ACLU of Nebraska is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to defend and strengthen the individual rights and liberties guaranteed in the United States and Nebraska Constitutions through policy advocacy, litigation and education. We serve thousands of members and supporters throughout our great state and represent more than 500,000 members nationwide. Last biennium our organization took a position on over a hundred unique pieces of legislation and our position prevailed an impressive 76% of the time.
In the 2017 session of the Nebraska Legislature, we will be working on a broad range of issues, including free speech, privacy rights, voting rights, criminal justice, LGBT rights, reproductive freedom and immigrant rights. Our primary focus will be on ending mass incarceration in Nebraska through sentencing reform and improving programming and services necessary to stop the Eighth Amendment violations that abound in our correctional system.
Federal congressional issues are handled primarily through the ACLU’s office in Washington, D.C. Learn more about ACLU’s national slate of policy priorities.
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.