The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is dedicated to advancing the civil rights and civil liberties of all Vermonters. Since its founding in 1967, the ACLU of Vermont has been the state's premier guardian of liberty, working in the courts, the legislature, and in communities to preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Our efforts are focused on broad range of issues impacting Vermonters' constitutional rights, including racial justice, criminal justice reform, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, disability rights, voting rights, immigrants' rights, freedom of speech, religious liberty, reproductive freedom, privacy, and more. We strive to ensure that those who have historically been denied their rights are afforded the same protections. In Vermont and across the country, the ACLU fights for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law.
The ACLU of Vermont is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, and gifts to it are not tax deductible. This is a membership organization principally supporting our legislative lobbying efforts. The ACLU Foundation of Vermont is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and gifts to the Foundation are fully tax deductible to the donor. Gifts to the Foundation support our litigation and public education efforts.