ACLU of California

Protecting California Values and Preserving Freedoms

The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights. The ACLU litigates, legislates, and educates the public on a broad array of issues affecting our freedoms. California represents one-fifth of that strength and commitment.

California is the only state to host three affiliates, with offices here in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and satellite offices across the state.

By combining resources, the ACLU of California has made significant changes in the state, including improved access to quality education and voter registration services, legal and legislative victories to prevent racial, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination, and important, groundbreaking improvements to our criminal justice system.

Few, if any, organizations in the state come close to the collective power and reach of the ACLU of California:map of CA w-offices-no esco-no logo

  • Represents more than 100,000 dedicated, active members
  • 130+ staff members
  • 8 offices across the state
  • Combined budgets of more than $15 million
  • Statewide issues-based projects on criminal justice reform, education equity, immigration reform, LGBT equality, privacy and technology, reproductive justice, and voting rights
  • Legislative analysts and attorneys based in Sacramento protect and advance civil liberties in California law

California often leads the nation—sometimes for good, sometimes for ill. By collaborating with our sister affiliates across the state, if we can improve the climate for civil liberties here, we can lead the nation to a more fair and just future.

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties fights for individual rights and fundamental freedoms for all through education, litigation, & policy advocacy.