Last updated on: 6/20/2008 | Author: Biography

Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“For more than 80 years the work done by the American Civil Liberties Union has been of immeasurable value in protecting and extending freedom and democracy. Perhaps its greatest contribution has been in its advocacy of First Amendment rights. Few people realize the crucial role ACLU has had in the establishment of the free speech protections that many Americans mistakenly believe has been theirs since the founding of the nation.”

Sign-on Letter to the ACLU, Oct. 2003


“ works to create a representative democracy with an actively participating public, where citizens don’t merely choose from a menu of options determined by elites, but play an active role in guiding the country and its political agenda. We believe that one’s influence should be a direct result of the quality of one’s ideas and the energy one puts into promoting these ideas, independent of wealth or status. We inspire citizens to make conscious choices about what role corporations should play in our society and to limit them to that role. We are a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We welcome all who share our goals.”

“About Us,” (accessed Nov. 8, 2007)


“To build democracy through education, activism, and collaboration.”

“About Us,” (accessed Nov. 8, 2007)

501(c)(3) Nonprofit
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  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?
  2. Is the ACLU Good for America?