Last updated on: 7/20/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is the state’s premier guardian of liberty, working daily in the courts, Arizona Legislature and communities statewide to defend and preserve individual rights and freedoms guaranteed to all by
the Constitution and the laws of the United States and Arizona.”

“About Us: Our Mission,” acluaz.org (accessed June 28, 2011)

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Description:

“Founded in 1959, the ACLU of Arizona was formed by a small group of civil libertarians who recognized the importance of having an institution that would stand in defense of liberty in this state. Those few shared the conviction that the preservation of liberty requires a vigilant defense of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Today, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Arizona is responsible for public education programs and litigation in defense of civil liberties.”

“About Us,” acluaz.org (accessed June 28, 2011)

Mission:

“To defend the Constitution and keep America safe and free, the ACLU of Arizona needs the support of every Arizonan who cares about protecting our precious civil liberties.”

“About Us: Our Mission,” acluaz.org (accessed June 28, 2011)

Other:
Civil liberties legal organization