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.

Civil Rights and Liberties

The ACLU of Maine works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States and Maine Constitutions guarantee everyone in the Pine Tree State.

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 Equality

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.

Maine State Legislature

The ACLU of Maine works on a variety of issues in the Maine State Legislature to protect and expand the civil rights and liberties of all people in the Pine Tree State. All of our work is done through a racial justice lens.