Since 1956, the ACLU of Louisiana has worked to advance and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Louisiana.  We are part of a nationwide network of affiliates that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

Your rights include:

First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.

Equal protection under the law - protection against unlawful discrimination.

Due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.

Privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.

If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everyone's rights are imperiled. Support the ACLU today.