For nearly sixty-five years the ACLU of Minnesota has stood as this state's premier defender of freedom and justice for all. We have worked with and battled against leaders of all parties in Minnesota to ensure that our state makes good on its constitutional promise to protect the rights and privileges of all Minnesotans.

We know you're feeling fear of the unknown and uncertainty about what may happen in the coming months and years, but be assured that when we join together, we become a formidable force in the protection of our fundamental rights.

Our staff of litigators and activists around the state, along with hundreds of volunteers and thousands of card-carrying members stand ready to fight against any encroachment on our hard-won freedoms and rights.

Many of the most important legal cases in Minnesota were the results of ACLU's labor. Victories include: overturning the state sodomy laws (MLBA v Ventura), the right to use Tribal ID cards to vote (NCAI v Kiffmeyer), the state case allowing access to abortion for indigent people (Women of Minnesota V. Gomez), a state case allowing girls to have equal access to play sports (Brenden vs. Minnesota State High School League), and a lawsuit challenging racial profiling by the DEA (Berg v. DEA).

We have challenging times ahead of us. We will need to draw on your moral and financial support in these years to come as we stand up, together, for freedom and justice.

Together we are stronger. Become a member today!


Charles Samuelson, Executive Director