As a leading civil rights organization in the land of 10,000 lakes, we at the ACLU of Minnesota believe it is our duty to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do at the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.


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Act Now: Call for Justice for George Floyd

We need you to call for justice for George Floyd. Call Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today and urge them to appoint an independent prosecutor to work under the Attorney General’s authority. 

May 28, 2020

George Floyd Should Be Alive Today

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Minnesota are jointly calling for a fair, independent and transparent investigation following the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by Minneapolis police.

May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Response Timeline

The ACLU-MN is working hard to promote the civil rights and civil liberties of all Minnesotans during the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 29, 2020

Don’t Hide Governing Actions from the Public View

When an emergency such as the COVID-19 outbreak occurs, the power of government may need to be brought to bear in more intrusive and unilateral ways than is reasonable during nonemergency times. Yet we must remain watchful that the balance does not shift too far.

April 23, 2020

Stay Active in the Fight From Home

Right now, we are living in unprecedented times. It would be easy to give into fear and helplessness, not to mention go a little stir crazy. But a great way to battle the uncertainty – and cabin fever -- is to get involved in the fight for civil liberties, even while you’re stuck inside.

March 30, 2020