The right to express yourself regardless of the popularity of your views is fundamental to a free and democratic society. We recognize that if one person can be silenced, all of us are at risk of being silenced.
The ACLU of Minnesota is committed to combating racism in all of its forms. Our advocacy in this area includes litigation, community organizing and training, legislative initiatives, and public education.
The goal of ACLU-MN’s work on freedom of religion and belief is to guarantee that all people are free to follow and practice their faith–or no faith at all–without governmental influence or interference.
The constitutional right to privacy protects the right of individuals to make decisions about whether and when to become a parent. This includes the right to choose to have an abortion as well as the right to access contraception.
The future of civil rights relies on young people who will carry on the torch of liberty. Though youths do not always have the full rights of adults, they still enjoy fundamental constitutional guarantees.
Voting is more than a civic duty — it's a vital part of a democratic society. Voting laws or practices that thwart an individual's ability to vote weaken our democracy. Assaults on the right to vote are increasing across the country and are likely to threaten Minnesota.