The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Vermont integrates litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, public education, and strategic communications to defend and advance civil liberties for all people across a broad range of constitutionally protected rights and freedoms. Founded in 1967 and based in Montpelier, the ACLU of Vermont is the statewide affiliate of the national ACLU, an organization with a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC.
Our efforts are focused on a 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 work to realize Vermont’s promise of justice and equality for all people – with special emphasis on those who have historically been denied the full protections of our laws.
In Vermont and across the country, the ACLU fights tirelessly for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or national origin.
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. Learn more here about how to make a gift or become a member.