As the only organization whose mission is the defense of the entire scope of the Bill of Rights, the ACLU acts as the watchdog against government violations of civil liberties. Because we challenge the government when it oversteps its limits and infringes on constitutional rights, we do not accept any public funding. The work we do is only possible through the generosity of private citizens like you.
ACLUM defends and explains constitutional liberties through litigation and public education in the general public, in the Massachusetts legislature and in schools. ACLUM has a legal department comprised of 2 staff attorneys, legal intake attorneys, a legal secretary and law student interns. ACLUM's public education department serves as a resource for school teachers, creates a newsletter, and participates in local activities through the ACLUM Civil Liberties Task Force. ACLUM also has 2 legislative issue specialists that focus on representing and fighting for the Bill of Rights before the Massachusetts legislature.