Facts

The ACLU of Alabama (ACLU-AL) was founded in 1965 and is the only organization in Alabama dedicated solely to protecting the Constitutional rights and liberties of every individual in the state.
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Since the establishment of the affiliate, the organization has created a trail of reform in government institutions and a body of law that has protected and expanded the civil rights and civil liberties of Alabamians, including the rights of children, minorities and the poor.
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The ACLU-AL works primarily in the courts and through public education and outreach to advance our legal advocacy. When resources permit, we also monitor the Alabama Legislature and lobby against proposals that threaten Constitutional rights.
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