Criminal Law Reform

We are working to stop racially-biased policing and reform our criminal justice system so that law enforcement is accountable and transparent, fewer people are wrongfully arrested and incarcerated, and those who are incarcerated are treated with respect.

LGBTQ Equality

No one should be discriminated against because of who they are or who they love. Since our founding, the ACLU of North Carolina has a long and proud history of fighting for equal rights for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming North Carolinians and their families.

Reproductive Freedom

Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, we strive to ensure that every person has the opportunity to make a real decision about whether and when to have children and the ability to get the care they need.

Voting Rights

Voting is the cornerstone of democracy. And yet, throughout our history we have excluded indispensable voices from this fundamental right. African-Americans, women and young people all risked their lives for and eventually gained the right to vote.

Racial Justice

The ACLU of North Carolina aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.

Immigrants' Rights

The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person, regardless of immigration status.

Women's Rights

The ACLU of North Carolina pushes for change and systemic reform in institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women, including issues such as education, employment, and reproductive rights.

Student Rights

Constitutional rights aren't only for adults, and they do not end when you pass through a schoolhouse door.

Religious Liberty

We fight to uphold the dual protections enshrined in the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty: the right to free religious expression, and the promise that the government must not endorse one set of religious beliefs over others.

Free Speech

Protecting all North Carolinians' right to free speech and expression is at the heart of the ACLU of North Carolina's mission. It is the foundation of a vibrant democracy, and without it, other fundamental rights, like the right to vote, would wither away.


The ACLU of North Carolina works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.