About the ACLU of Utah
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's largest non-partisan guardian of freedom with more than 500,000 members and supporters and affiliate or national chapter offices in all fifty states and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1920, the ACLU works tirelessly to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by both the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
The ACLU of Utah, chartered in 1958, operates through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at both the state and local levels to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. Our work is based on those principles outlined in the Bill of Rights and our priorities include: Participatory Democracy; Racial Justice; Immigrants' Rights; Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief; and Privacy & Technology. In addition, we continue our commitment to reform the Utah criminal justice system, protect the First Amendment, reproductive freedoms, and equality for all.
The ACLU of Utah is comprised of two separate corporate entities: the ACLU of Utah Union and the ACLU of Utah Foundation. The ACLU of Utah receives no government funding and is supported by nearly 2,500 Utahns through membership dues and private donations, as well as small foundation grants, and court-awarded legal fees.
Help us defend and expand the principals and freedoms that truly make our nation great. Please consider becoming a member of the ACLU of Utah Union or making a tax-deductible donation to the ACLU of Utah Foundation.