Criminal Justice

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


According to the DHHS website, the department’s stated goals include protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of Maine people and protecting and caring for those who are unable to care for themselves.

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

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.

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.


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

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