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.

LGBTQIA+ 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 Justice

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.

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.

Voting Rights

Voting is the cornerstone of democracy. And yet, the right to vote is under constant threat.



North Carolina lawmakers recently released proposed redistricting maps and announced public hearings on the state legislative and congressional redistricting plans.

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.

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.


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.

In the Legislature

The ACLU of North Carolina works in the North Carolina General Assembly and local communities to defend and advance the civil rights and civil liberties of all North Carolinians.

The People's University

The ACLU of North Carolina has launched The People’s University, an educational program series to connect community members, learn together, and cooperate to create systemic changes that challenge injustices.