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The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts is an IRS 501(c)3 organization that primarily engages in high-impact litigation and public education activities, as well as a limited amount of lobbying and legislative advocacy. Gifts to the ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts are generally tax-deductible.


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ACLU members support our work at the local, state, and national levels – and one gift makes you a member of both the ACLU of Massachusetts and the National ACLU! The ACLU of Massachusetts is an IRS 501(c)4 organization that funds all of the ACLU’s work, including litigation, education, organizing, lobbying, and legislative advocacy. Membership gifts to the ACLU of Massachusetts are generally not tax-deductible. (See above if you’d like your gift to be tax-deductible.)

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