About Us

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia is a private, non-profit organization that promotes civil liberties and civil rights for everyone in the Commonwealth through public education, litigation and advocacy with the goal of securing freedom and equality for all.

In addition to the litigation for which the ACLU has been known, we also educate the public, inform the media, lobby legislators, organize grassroots activists, and disseminate information about our constitutional freedoms through our membership and volunteer chapters.


Read the ACLU of Virginia’s mission statement and learn about our two separate entities- the ACLU of Virginia, Inc. and the ACLU Foundation of Virginia.


Read our newsletters to find out about the wide array of lobbying, legal, and educational programs we have and how the ACLU of Virginia is fighting to defend our civil liberties.


Have questions about the ACLU? Many of the most commonly asked questions can be answered by reading the FAQs.

Bill of Rights

Become informed of your constitutional rights– read the Bill of Rights.


Read about the founding and history of the ACLU of Virginia.

Job Opportunities

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia seeks dynamic individuals to join its team and help expand its statewide presence and accomplishments as the premier advocacy organization for civil liberties and civil rights in the Commonwealth.

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