Racial Justice

While fewer official forms of discrimination remain, institutionalized disparities continue to plague the United States and infringe on the rights of millions of people.

Criminal Legal Reform

The ACLU of Maine seeks to end excessively harsh criminal law policies that disproportionately affect poor people and people of color and stand in the way of a just and equal society.

Freedom of Expression

The ACLU of Maine is committed to protecting and expanding First Amendment freedoms through its work on a variety of issues including political protest, online expression and journalists' rights


The ACLU of Maine works to increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and opposes government overreach into our private lives.

Immigrants' Rights

The protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person in this country, not just those who were born here.

Disability Rights

Striving for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities, where they are valued, integrated members of society with full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, voting, and beyond.

Indigenous Justice

Indigenous Justice encompasses a multitude of racial, political, economic, and environmental issues. We are committed to supporting tribal communities, and following their lead, as they work to uphold their sovereignty, autonomy, and dignity.

LGBTQ Rights

We work to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly and enjoy equal rights and personal autonomy. We advocate for non-discrimination laws and policies, and oppose attempts to legalize discrimination.

Religious Liberty

The ACLU strives to safeguard the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty by ensuing that laws and governmental practices do not promote religion, favor particular faiths over others, or interfere with individuals' right to practice their faith.

Reproductive Freedom

We work to ensure that all women can make the best decisions for themselves about whether and when to have a child, free from undue government interference. This includes protecting access to birth control and abortion.