Giving Tuesdays: American Civil Liberties Union

Giving Tuesdays: American Civil Liberties Union

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We believe in caring about where we’re from, and in contributing to and improving the lives of our local communities and neighborhoods. In honor of Human Rights Month we are excited to highlight and donate to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today. 


Charity Navigator: 96 rating (out of 100)

Program Contribution: 90%

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation is the arm of the ACLU that conducts litigation and communication efforts. The Foundation provides legal presentation in cases involving issues of civil liberties and constitutional rights ranging from administrative hearings to trials and appeals. In addition, the Foundation educates the public as to civil liberties and constitutional rights by disseminating literature and other publications. The ACLU Foundation preserves and promotes civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

The ACLU has grown from a roomful of civil libertarians to more than 1.7 million members. The ACLU today is the nation's largest public interest law firm, with a 50-state network of staffed, autonomous affiliate offices. They appear before the United States Supreme Court more than any other organization except the U.S. Department of Justice. About 100 ACLU staff attorneys collaborate with about 2,000 volunteer attorneys in handling close to 2,000 cases annually.

The ACLU is non-profit and non-partisan. They do not receive any government funding. Member dues and contributions and grants from private foundations and individuals pay for the work they do. The ACLU, with headquarters in New York City, litigates across the nation and all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their Washington, D.C., legislative office lobbies the U.S. Congress. They use strategic communications to educate the public about issues. And the ACLU has expanded its reach by applying international human rights standards in our complex Post 9/11 world. A number of national projects address specific civil liberties issues: AIDS, capital punishment, lesbian and gay rights, immigrants' rights, prisoners' rights, reproductive freedom, voting rights, women's rights and workplace rights.

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Every month we’ll continue to highlight and donate to non-profit organizations that are in service to DOB’s three core principles; sustainable, inclusive, local.

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