Rights of the Poor

Rights of the Poor

Defending the Rights of the Most Vulnerable

Poor people are one of the least powerful groups in the United States and their civil liberties are therefore always in a precarious state.The ACLU has historically defended the rights of the poor against government... Read More

Rights of the Poor

Right to Clean and Safe Schools, Textbooks, and Qualified Teachers

The ACLU, as part of a large coalition of civil rights groups, sued the state of California in 2000, alleging that California was negligent in assuring equal access to public education, since public schools serving poor... Read More