While fewer official forms of discrimination remain, institutionalized disparities continue to plague the United States and infringe on the rights of millions of people.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Voting is the cornerstone of democracy. Maine has a long history of protecting voting rights for all qualified people, and the ACLU of Maine works to preserve and stengthen those protections.
We strive to ensure all women and girls in Maine are able to lead lives free from discrimination. This includes fighting for equal economic opportunities, educational equity, and an end to gender-based violence.
The ACLU uses human rights standards and strategies to advance social justice in the area of youth rights. We work to protect the rights of youth with particular attention to juvenile justice and equal access to quality education.