The ACLU is a national organization defending civil liberties as well as protecting constitutional and civil rights. The Wisconsin branch has 6,000 members who work to promote free speech, religious liberty, reproductive freedom, privacy, lesbian/gay rights and the rights of minorities.
The ACLU's mission is to fight civil liberties violations wherever and whenever they occur. Most of their clients are ordinary people who have experienced an injustice and have decided to fight back. The ACLU is also active in our national and state capitals, fighting to ensure that the Bill of Rights will always be more than a "parchment barrier" against government oppression and the tyranny of the majority.Madison Office