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“Equality before the law.” Nebraska’s motto. Our mission.

The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution and laws of Nebraska guarantee everyone in the Cornhusker state.

These rights 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 4,000 ACLU financial supporters and over 15,000 activists who reside in every one of Nebraska’s legislative districts.