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.

Immigrants' Rights

When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone’s rights are at risk. The ACLU-NC is dedicated to protecting immigrants' rights and combatting public and private discrimination against them.

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.