The ACLU of Nebraska aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.

The authors of the Declaration of Independence outlined a bold vision for America: a nation in which all people would be free and equal. More than two hundred years later, it has yet to be achieved. Though generations of civil rights activism have led to important gains in legal, political, social, employment, educational, and other spheres, the forced removal of indigenous peoples and the enslavement of those of African descent marked the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free. From our public schools where students of color are too often confined to racially isolated, underfunded, and inferior programs, to our criminal justice system that disproportionately targets and incarcerates people of color and criminalizes poverty, to the starkly segregated world of housing, the dream of full equality remains an elusive one.

In pursuit of a world free of discrimination and a Nebraska that is true to the state motto of “Equality Before the Law,” the ACLU of Nebraska works in coalition with other civil rights groups and advocates in Nebraska to lobby in local and state legislature and support grassroots movements. Through these efforts, we strive to educate and empower the public on a variety of issues, including how race relates to criminal justice, economic justice, immigration, and inequality in education; affirmative action; and American Indian rights.

What You Need To Know


In Nebraska Black students are suspended and expelled from school six times more often than white students are.


A Black Nebraskan is 4.65 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white Nebraskan.


A Latina woman earns only 54.2¢ for every dollar a White, non-Hispanic man makes for a full-time, year-round job in Nebraska.


National ACLU Racial Justice


Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:15am

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The ACLU Conference brings together ACLU members and activists alike for learning, mobilization, and inspiration. The event is an opportunity for members from across the country to exchange ideas, to celebrate the extrodinary history of the ACLU, and to look forward to the challenges ahead. 

June 10-12 2018 WASHINGTON DC

Featured Speakers

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Kerry Washington

Cecile Richards

Partrisse Cullors



Action Center

The Action Center exists to help you defend civil liberties now and grow your knowledge and skills to make an even bigger difference tomorrow. Discover opportunities to connect with other ACLU activists, learn about our most critical campaigns, and discover how to make the biggest impact with your time.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

This year’s conference will be held at the Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW) and Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW). The ACLU has secured a limited number of rooms for attendees at the Marriott Marquis at a rate of $279 per night plus tax. The discounted rate is available until Friday, May 18, or until block is sold out. Call (202) 824-9200 and mention the ACLU Membership Conference to reserve a room.



Our lowest ticket price - 23% of what it costs the ACLU to put on the conference for one supporter - we think it's critical for as many people to attend as possible. This is perfect for students or anyone currently unable to afford the full cost of a pass.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:30am

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