With more than 2 million members, activists, and supporters, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights. The ACLU is nonprofit and nonpartisan. They do not receive any government funding. Member dues, as well as contributions and grants from private foundations and individuals, pay for the work they do. The ACLU was founded to ensure the promise of the Bill of Rights and to expand its reach to people historically denied its protections. Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.