Border Patrol in Vermont

Vermonters value their privacy and are proud to live in vibrant and welcoming communities. Those values being are threatened by U.S. Border Patrol's plan to build eight, 200-foot surveillance towers in northern Vermont towns, with two more in upstate New York.

Community Safety & Policing

The ACLU’s advocacy against police violence began in the 1920s, shortly after our founding, and has continued for the next 100 years.

Criminal Legal Reform

Over the past five decades, the United States has dramatically increased its reliance on the criminal justice system as a way to respond to substance use disorders, mental illness, poverty, and underfunded schools.

Disability Rights

The ACLU is striving for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities, where people with disabilities are valued, integrated members of society who have full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, and families.

Free Speech and Expression

Freedom of speech, the press, association, assembly, and petition: This set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as "free speech" or freedom of expression.