Criminal Law Reform

For decades, the ACLU of Massachusetts has worked for criminal law reforms to end our reliance on incarceration, eliminate racial disparities in the system, and reinvest in public health and human needs.

Economic Justice

The ACLU of Massachusetts works to ensure that all people have their basic rights protected regardless of their wealth or income.

Free Speech and Expression

Protecting free speech and expression means protecting a free press, the democratic process, diversity of thought, and so much more.

Freedom of Religion and Belief

The ACLU works to safeguard the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by ensuring that laws and governmental practices neither promote religion nor interfere with its free exercise.

Government Transparency

True democracy demands government transparency. The ACLU of Massachusetts works to strengthen the public’s right to hold officials accountable.

Immigrants' Rights

Through litigation, legislation, public advocacy, and outreach, the ACLU of Massachusetts defends the constitutional rights of all people, regardless of where they came from.

LGBTQ Rights

The ACLU’s work for LGBTQ rights is about one simple principle: Everyone should be treated fairly and equally.

Police Accountability

The ACLU of Massachusetts seeks to create police departments that work collaboratively with all of the communities they serve through increased transparency, accountability, and fairness.

Privacy and Surveillance

The ACLU works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are not compromised by technological innovation.

Racial Justice

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

Reproductive Freedom

The ACLU is on the front lines – at the State House and in courtrooms – to safeguard the right to make the most fundamental decisions about our bodies, our families, and our lives.

Voting Rights

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest.

Women's Rights

The ACLU pushes for change and reform in institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women – in the workplace, schools, doctor’s offices, and at home.

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