The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has nearly 7,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents. As a card-carrying member of the ACLU of Wisconsin, you are actively supporting the public policy analysis, lobbying and advocacy efforts that advance individual rights in our state and federal legislature. Never accepting funds from governmental sources, the ACLU of Wisconsin relies on annual dues from members and other private donations. Become a member of the ACLU of Wisconsin today.


The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation is the educational wing of the state ACLU and includes our litigation and public educational efforts. The foundation works for change through workshops, campaigns, web-based social networking, and community activism. In particular, young people can learn about their rights through our youth program.

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