The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nationwide organization that advocates for civil liberties and civil rights of all people in the United States. These are the basic rights guaranteed to all people by law and protect citizens from actions by government that are illegal under constitutional law.
Started by concerned professors and staff at UNR and community members, the ACLU of Nevada (ACLUNV) is a non-partisan, non-profit, government watch-dog. Grounded in the principles of liberty, justice, democracy and equality, the ACLUNV works in three areas: public education, advocacy, and litigation. Our public education efforts serve to help the public understand their liberties, rights, and responsibilities.