Every day in Nebraska, the ACLU is called on to defend all the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

There's never been a more important time for freedom-loving people to support the ACLU and our effective work to protect civil liberties.

Take your stand and help us defend people’s rights. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Donate to the ACLU | Start a Fundraising Campaign | Plan an Event | Spread the Word & Raise Your Voice | Join our Board | Volunteer Attorneys

Become a Member

Our rights depend on our willingness to defend them. By joining the ACLU today, you'll be doing your part to restore American values of justice, due process and individual freedoms.

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Donate to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation

Help spearhead groundbreaking civil liberties litigation and public education by making a tax-deductible gift to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation.

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Gifts by Check

If you’d like to send a check to the ACLU, please address it to the ACLU of Nebraska, 134 S. 13th St. #1010, Lincoln, NE 68508. Please designate if it is a gift to the American Civil Liberties Union or the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. Learn about the difference here.

Start a Fundraising Campaign

Interested in raising money for the ACLU from friends and family? Here are some ideas:

  • A simple way to give to the ACLU is to direct your friends and family to make a gift online. We can put the money to use right away and we’ll acknowledge their gift.
  • You may also consider asking your friends and family to give an ACLU gift membership, in place of a present for a birthday or a holiday, or to celebrate a milestone (graduation, wedding, etc). 
  • You can also start a campaign for the ACLU via Facebook or Crowdrise.

Here are some facts about us and landmark events in our history. You might find this useful in informing friends and family about our work.

Plan an event

Planning an event, auction, or fundraiser with proceeds going to the ACLU? Here are some tips and resources.

What can I tell my guests about the ACLU?

Here’s some information about our mission and history. And here’s how we plan to defend the Constitution under the new administration.

My guests want to help!  What should I tell them?

Where should I send the donation after the event?

For tax-deductible gifts to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation, please mail a check to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation, 134 S. 13th St. #1010, Lincoln, NE 68508. You may also give online here.      

Can you send a speaker to my event?

Each year our small but mighty staff conducts dozens of community empowerment events helping Nebraskans to know and understand their rights. However, demand is high and we are not able to fill every request. Please help us prioritize speaker requests by emailing comm@aclunebraska.org with a description of your event, date, and location. If possible, please estimate the number of participants and share any issues or current work that you would like to discuss.

Can you share my event on your social media channels?

Unfortunately, we cannot promote or endorse your event, fundraiser, or auction. 

Can you provide my guests with tax receipts for their donations?

For any gift made directly to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation, we will provide an acknowledgement and tax receipt. For any gift made to the ACLU, we will send an acknowledgement. If your guest does not make a gift directly to the ACLU or ACLU Foundation, we are unable to provide an acknowledgment or tax receipt.

My nonprofit is organizing the event/auction/fundraiser. Are there legal implications we should consider?

We cannot provide you with tax or legal advice. We encourage you to consult tax laws, solicitation laws, and other rules that may apply to your organization, as well as to consider how you will properly acknowledge gifts and issue tax receipts, among other considerations that may apply to you.

Spread the Word & Raise Your Voice

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Write a letter to the editor or get tips on writing an elected official on a different issue.

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Join our Board

An eighteen-member Board of Directors guides the ACLU's work in Nebraska.

Learn more about the ACLU of Nebraska Board

Volunteer Attorneys

Nearly 50 attorneys volunteer their time to either help the ACLU review potential cases or join with us to file a case.

Learn more about ACLU of Nebraska lawyer’s panels.

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